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Gene Watson's peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!
All of Gene Watson's Peers who were contacted during 2007 were most gracious with their time and words. It is here, within this special part of the Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Patricia Conroy, which she submitted to this site on Thursday 25 January 2007.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Patricia Conroy who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.
This quote was submitted on Thursday 25 January 2007.
'I can say that Gene Watson is one of country music's finest voices. A true gentleman and top performer.
The first song that popped into my head is a favourite, 'Fourteen Carat Mind'. He is one of country music's gems.
I'll start out by just laying it out. I do now, and have always, loved Gene. In Texas, we do things a little different. We do it our own way'.
Thank you, Patricia Conroy, for your support of Gene Watson.
About Patricia Conroy...
Patricia Conroy has been a country music star in her homeland of Canada since 1990. A native of Montreal, Patricia was raised in an environment influenced by both the French culture of her native Quebec and her family's strong Irish roots.
As a little girl, Patricia Conroy remembers growing up to the strains of Celtic music, which led ultimately to piano lessons and vocal training. She spent her early years singing with her family and in her local church.
It was during those early years that Patricia discovered the music of Emmylou Harris, who she cites as her biggest musical inspiration. Patricia joined her first band, a country bluegrass outfit, called Homemade Stew. She performed with the group as a background singer, but eventually left to front her own band in 1985.
Patricia Conroy launched her musical career in Vancouver and then relocated to Nashville. In 1990, Patricia Conroy saw the release of her first album, 'Blue Angel' (Warner Music Canada, 1990).
In 1992, Patricia Conroy's second album, 'Bad Day For Trains' (Warner Music Canada, 1992), was released on Warner Music Canada; this release included the Canadian country music Top 10 hit 'My Baby Loves Me', which was later a hit in the United States for Martina McBride), along with two No.1 hits, 'What Do You Care' and the title track.
As a result of the success of 'Bad Day For Trains' (Warner Music Canada, 1992), Patricia Conroy was named the Canadian Country Music Association's 'Female Vocalist Of The Year' for 1994.
Patricia Conroy's most successful album to date, 'You Can't Resist' (Warner Music Canada, 1994), was released in 1994. The first two songs released from the album, 'Somebody's Leavin' and 'What Else Can I Do', both reached No.1. Follow-up singles 'You Can't Resist It', 'I Don't Wanna Be The One' and 'Keep Me Rockin' all reached the Top 10.
Patricia Conroy signed with Shoreline Records in 1998 and saw the release of her fourth album, 'Wild As The Wind' (Shoreline Records, 1998). She continued her streak of hits with the songs 'Direction Of Love' and 'Ain't Nobody Like You'. Her 'Greatest Hits' (Koch Records, 2000) was released two years later, in 2000, on Koch Records, along with the Top 40 song 'Nobody's Fault'.
In 2005, Patricia Conroy returned with her new video, 'When', which was the first single off her new album. In 2007, Patricia Conroy signed with 306 Records/Angeline Entertainment for the release of that album, her first in six years, 'Talking To Myself' (Angeline Records, 2006). Three singles were released from the album namely 'When', 'Talking To Myself' and 'Ray Of Sun'.