Pat Marie Gagon (born December 12, 1955) is an American actress, singer, author and entrepreneur most notable for her gospel country style of music. and hit solo single Outlaw Blues.
Born Pat Marie Gagon in Utah to Marie and Fred Gagon, Patti was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along her three sisters: Utahna, Sharon, and Carol; and three brothers: Richard, Ira and Fred Jr. Patti started singing in church at age of 6 and performed in community plays and appeared on television. In her high school, Orem High, she performed in the live band "Peace and Happiness."
Education and Early Career:
She later attended Brigham Young University and got degrees in Psychology, Musical Theater and Education. She taught Bonneville Elementary School's 2nd grade class in the first televised Open Class Room. After graduation, she taught at the Junior College and started the Dance Team and Cheer Squads at Utah Technical Center, (currently Utah Valley University).
Patti went on to enter the Mrs. America pageant and won Mrs. Utah 1984.
Patti signed with the BMG label in 1993 and recorded the albums; "Deep and Wide" "Outlaw Blues" and "Gospel Album of Inspirational Favorites" She has three Country Music Videos seen on television CMT, TNN and the Branson Networks PattiMiner.com Website and Utube Outlaw Blues, Here Goes Nothing and Going Home. Patti toured the United States with her band and was a pre-act for Dan Seals. Patti signed with Platinum Plus Universal in 2007 and recorded the "Never Give Up" album in 2008. She performs with her current band "Patti Miner and The River Bottom Boys."
Patti was in the movie "Christmas Mission" directed by Michael Schaertl as well as "Porter Rockwell" and "Choke Canyon" by Paramount Pictures.
Patti is married to husband M. Vinson Miner and has three daughters and a son. Patti's nephew, SGT Shane Fansler, is currently serving in Afghanistan with the elite 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division.