Pamela Rooney was born on April 25th 1979. She is a Canadian Country Music/songwriter with an American Traditional style.
Pamela was born and raised in Douglastown, a small town on the Gaspé coast.
Her parents Bernard and Christina (Hackett)Rooney were a great influence in her music career because they played in the same band ”The Exceptions. Bernard , her Dad played lead guitar, the fiddle and sang. Her mother played acoustic guitar and sang.
When Pamela was twelve years old she picked up the guitar and started to learn by watching her mom and dad’s fingers as they played.
Pamela played in many bands and in 2012 she formed a band with some other musicians proudly using her parent’s band name, THE EXCEPTIONS.
Pamela is the youngest of a family of four, Vivian and Tracey her sisters and Gary her brother.
There was never a dull moment in the Rooney family as they grew up closely knitted and sharing their love for music, hunting and being together.
At four years old Pamela made her first appearance at the local St. Patrick.s concert, singing ”Sentimental Ol’You” by Charly McLain while her mother Christina accompanied her on guitar . Here she received her first standing ovation and she knew that her dream was to become a famous Country Singer.
In 2005 Pamela released her first album with many traditional Country songs including” Good Hearted Woman”, by Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash’s” Tennessee Flat Top” Box
Pamela is greatly influenced by many traditional Country Singers such as Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, and George Jones.
In 2007 Pamela gave birth to her son Connor, a Country Boy in every sense of the word. He is following his Mom’s footsteps by singing Johnny Cash’s hit, Ring of Fire on stage with her.
In 2014 Pamela posted a video on facebook singing Cherry Holmes’ Brand New Heartache an in no time was viewed 150,000 times and rising, Following this success Pamela started sharing the stage with some well know performers from Quebec and Canada such as Dani Daraiche, Irvin Blais, Maurice Béliveau, Brian Mallery, Paul Dwayne to name a few.
In 2015 Pamela appeared on her first TV special with Mr. Viateur Caron And his daughter Patricia on Chanson Via Country singing Rhonda Vincent’s “Little Angels” which also became a hit for the budding artist.
In April 2016 Pamela went to Nashville to meet a producer and marketing manager exploring the possibility of writing songs together. While there she sang in some of the local bars.
In early May 2016 Pamela was invited to appear with Patrick Normand, Mario Pelchat, Paul Daraiche and Patricia Caron on Patrick Normand’s TV special Pour L’Amour du Country in Halifax NS.
She has a busy schedule with the upcoming festivals where she will entertain her many fans.