Pat McLaughlin is a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN. In the late 1980s, McLaughlin experienced his first slice of mainstream country music success when Steve Wariner recorded his song "Lynda". Wariner's version climbed to the top of the charts, winning Pat his first BMI Country Award in 1988.

In 1992, Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton had a hit with McLaughlin's "Tell Me About It" which resulted in another BMI award for McLaughlin. McLaughlin's compositions have been recorded by artists including Bonnie Raitt, Alan Jackson, Taj Mahal, Trisha Yearwood, Al Kooper, Nanci Griffith, Josh Turner, Shawn Camp and Don Williams. Gary Allan recorded Pat's "Songs About Rain," securing yet another BMI Country Award for McLaughlin.

As a studio musician, Pat has contributed guitar "chunking" to projects by Jamie Hartford, Rosanne Cash, Julie Roberts, Don Williams, Al Cooper, Shawn Camp, Cowboy Jack Clement, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and many more.