About John Conlee
John Conlee is one of those names and voices to emerge out of Nashville, though in the mainstream sense, he never quite 'emerged' to become a household name. Maybe it's because he chose to become a licensed mortician before pursuing a full-time music career, but ultimately made some of the right connections when he moved to Music City in 1971.
You probably know Conlee as the guy behind the 1978 Top 5 hit "Rose Colored Glasses," a song he'd co-written with a newsman at a radio station. He followed that with nearly a decade of hits – nearly all of them alongside producer Bud Logan. There were two number one cuts – "Lady Lady Down" and "Backside of Thirty" – and four more number two hits through 1981. They included "Before My Time," "Friday Night Blues," "She Can't Say That Anymore" and "Miss Emily's Picture."
Conlee later returned to the top of the charts with songs like "Common Man," "I'm Only in It for the Love," and "In My Eyes." His last No. 1 hit came in 1986 with "Got My Heart Set on You." He has focused much of the back end of his career on raising his family, and running his farm outside Nashville. He does have a slate of upcoming tour dates, however, including more than a few appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, as well as gigs in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi and Ohio.
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Past 12 Months
date city state venue 1/10/2015 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 1/17/2015 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 1/30/2015 Liberty KY Central KY AG Expo Center 1/31/2015 Lawrenceburg TN Crockett Theatre 2/7/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 2/14/2015 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe 2/21/2015 Onamia MN Grand Casino Mille Lacs Event Center 2/27/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 2/28/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 4/7/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 4/11/2015 Opelousas LA Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino 4/18/2015 Crossville TN Palace Theatre 4/24/2015 Webster TX Big Texas - Clear Lake 5/9/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 6/6/2015 Glasgow KY Plaza Theater - Glasgow 6/14/2015 Maquoketa IA Ohnward Fine Arts Center 6/16/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 6/26/2015 Tomball TX Main Street Crossing 7/14/2015 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 7/18/2015 Youngsville LA Route 92
date city state venue 3/7/2014 The Woodlands TX Dosey Doe 3/8/2014 Kerrville TX BUCKHORN RESORT 4/25/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 4/25/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 5/1/2014 Miami OK Buffalo Run Casino 5/10/2014 Pocola OK Choctaw Casino Hotel - Pocola CenterStage 5/16/2014 Houston TX Masones Saloon 6/20/2014 Webster TX Big Texas - Clear Lake 7/11/2014 Taylor TX Circleville General Store 7/18/2014 Bow WA Skagit Valley Casino 7/19/2014 Bow WA Skagit Valley Casino 10/22/2014 Branson MO Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater 11/15/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/15/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/28/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/29/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 11/29/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 12/4/2014 Wickenburg AZ Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts 12/26/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 12/27/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium
date city state venue 1/19/2013 Kerrville TX BUCKHORN RESORT 1/26/2013 Montpelier LA Bear Creek Steakhouse 2/9/2013 Waco TX The Melody Ranch 2/22/2013 Biloxi MS IP Casino Resort and Spa 3/5/2013 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 3/9/2013 Stuttgart AR Grand Prairie Center 3/15/2013 Monroe LA The Hookin' Bull 3/16/2013 Tyler TX Oil Palace 3/22/2013 Pace FL Chumukla Farmers Opry 3/23/2013 Pace FL Chumukla Farmers Opry 3/30/2013 Weirsdale FL Orange Blossom Opry 6/28/2013 Webster TX Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon 7/19/2013 Spring TX Big Texas Dance Hall and Saloon 8/3/2013 Chocowinity NC Tar Heel Variety Theater 8/31/2013 Winchester OH Red Barn Convention Center 9/13/2013 Mahnomen MN Shooting Star Casino 9/27/2013 Arlington TX Arlington Music Hall 10/19/2013 Conroe TX Crighton Theatre 11/9/2013 Branson MO Americana Theatre 12/14/2013 Hinton OK Sugar Creek Casino 12/28/2013 Charenton LA Cypress Bayou Casino
date city state venue 5/1/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 5/4/2012 Webster TX Big Texas - Clear Lake 5/18/2012 Spring TX Big Texas Dance Hall and Saloon 8/11/2012 Renfro Valley KY Renfro Valley Entertainment Center 8/25/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 9/1/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 9/4/2012 Nashville TN Grand Ole Opry House 9/28/2012 Mason TX Old Peanut Mill Steakhouse 10/16/2012 Hiawassee GA Anderson Music Hall 10/19/2012 Lake Charles LA Yesterday's 10/27/2012 Branson MO God and Country Theatre 11/24/2012 Jasper TX Doug's Bar & Grill