A Podcast Conversation With ... Patricia Conroy
The veteran Canadian country singer/songwriter has been selected as a 2021 inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Learn more about her illustrious career in this FYI podcast.
By Bill King
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) recently announced that Patricia Conroy has been selected as a 2021 inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
A 7-time CCMA Award winner, Patricia Conroy's illustrious career began in Montreal as a member of her family band, The Shamrock Ceili Band. Influenced by her mother's Maritime country background and her father's Irish roots, Conroy's distinct sound laid the foundation for her six studio albums, 7 Juno Award nominations, five #1 CMT videos and eight career #1 singles.
Throughout her musical career, songwriting has always been an integral part of Conroy's success. From her debut album Blue Angel, written largely by herself, songwriting became apparent in her blood. She went on to craft hits like Direction of Love, Keep Me Rockin, Bad Day for Trains, I Don't Wanna Be the One, and many more. Conroy has also spent a great deal of her life travelling extensively throughout her career, sharing her incredible talents with others.
In the past decade alone, Conroy has lent her award-winning songwriting skills to artists such as Jimmy Rankin (The Rankin Family), Michelle Wright, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and Lady A, proving her position as one of Canada's top female artists and songwriters.
"This is such a magical moment in my career," expressed Conroy. "I'm full of emotion and beyond grateful for this incredible honour. So looking forward to celebrating with everyone in person this November!!"
Inductees of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame are chosen annually by a selected Hall of Fame Electors Committee, composed of over seventy (70) industry peers. The next three-stage voting process will take place March-May 2022. In addition, the inductee in the Builder category receives the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Stan Klees Builder Award, established in recognition of RPM Magazine co-founder Klees and his pioneering efforts in the creation of the CCMA Awards Program.
The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during Country Music Week 2021 in London, ON, from November 26 — 29, 2021.
Learn more in this FYI podcast.