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Patricia Conroy

Patricia Conroy on Sea and be Scene and Heard

Broadcast Date – April 11, 2018

Today we’re connecting with a kindred spirit of the finest kind – an award-winning singer-songwriter who topped the country music charts back in the nineties with hits like “Somebody’s Leaving” and “What Else Can Do?”  With back-to-back #1’s Patricia Conroy established herself in the CCMA family as a star with true staying power – expanding her career over the years beyond that of a solo touring artist to that of a hit-maker as well. Writing radio smashes with everyone from Michelle Wright, to Jessica Mitchell to our very own Jimmy Rankin and we’ll talk about those collaborations along with her contribution to Reba McEntire’s Grammy Winning CD, her inspirations, her approach to sessions and how she got her start in the music business. Naturally, when you’re in that line of work – you hang your hat where the action is – so we’re connecting with the Canadian-born Ms.Conroy in Music City, USA. Here’s my conversation with the one and only Patricia Conroy!

Bill Swinimer, Stephanie Beaumont and Patricia Conroy 2017 CCMA week photo by Michael Amowitz

Catch up to Patricia Conroy online at and follow her on Twitter @patriciaconroy and on Instagram @patriciaconroy
We played Patricia Conroy’s “What Else Can I Do” from the CD YOU CAN’T RESIST IT available on iTunes here
Here’s a picture of Patricia Conroy, my uncle Bill Swinimer and myself during 2017 CCMA Week. Thanks so much to our pal Michael Amowitz for sharing the shot
Patricia worked with Makayla Lynn – you can listen to our podcast chat here
For more on the band Zeona Road visit their website
for more on Jessica Mitchell hit her site here. We played “Workin’ On Whiskey” available on iTunes here.
For our podcast chat with Lisa Brokop click here
We played Patricia Conroy’s “Ray of Sun” from the CD TALKING TO MYSELF available on iTunes here
We played Reba McEntire’s “God and My Girlfriends” co-written by Patricia Conroy along with Lisa Hentrich and Marcia Ramirez – that’s available on iTunes here
Here’s a sweet (and very rare on line) pic of Patricia and her longtime love – stellar guitar player, amazing producer and husband Bob Funk – for more on the man visit
You can watch the video for “Mary on the Dashboard” here
We played Jimmy Rankin’s “Here In My Heart” available on iTunes here
Watch SABStv’s Sights & Sounds from CCMA Week 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia here – you’ll see my chat with Patricia at 13:49 and also check out my interview with our mutual pals Tracey Brown and Randall Prescott at 10:46
For more on Kelly Prescott visit

For more information on the CP Holiday Train click here
For more on Patricia’s favourite movie PRIDE AND PREJUDICE click here
For more on TEQUILA SUNRISE click here
For the record Jennifer Lawrence is 5ft 9inch
We played Don Henley’s “End of the Innocence” available on iTunes here

About the author

Stephanie Beaumont

Storyteller/Creative Director/Producer/Host/Writer/Marketer/Designer/Dreamer/Coffee Lover/Movie Maniac/Red Sox Fan

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