Country music’s John Conlee to perform in Demopolis

Published 8:45 am Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Country music legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville will be performing  on Sunday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Demopolis High School auditorium

During Conlee’s 40-year career in country music,  he has brought to audiences hit songs as: “Rose Colored Glasses,” “Friday Night Blues,” “Backside of 30,” “Common Man,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You,” and more.

John Conlee, singer of such hits as “Rose Colored Glasses” and “Friday Night Blues,” will perform at Demopolis High School on Sunday, June 4.

Overall, there have been 32 single releases throughout the years with 26 of them charting in the top 20 or better. Eight of those 26 have reached the coveted No. 1 spot on the national country charts.

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Conlee’s has returned to radio with singles “Walkin’ Behind The Star” and “Bread and Water,” released on his own RCR (Rose Colored Records) Label. 

“Walkin’ Behind the Star” was written by Nashville recording veterans Ronnie Scaife and Phil Thomas and the lyrics were inspired by Thomas’ grandfather and great-grandfather, both of whom served in their local sheriff’s department. The song had yet to be cut until recent events made it timely. The song was pitched to the Grand Ole Opry star, who was touched by the song’s honesty. 

“Recent deadly attacks against the people who keep us safe is unprecedented in America and I wanted to sing this song in honor of their sacrifice and willingness to serve,” Conlee said.

The new CD will feature new material along with many of Conlee’s latter classics.

Conlee recently celebrated the 38th anniversary of his breakthrough hit “Rose Colored Glasses,” and can be found on tour throughout 2017 as well as on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, where he has been a member since 1981.

Tickets can be purchased online at or call 800-965-9324.

(This article originally appeared in the Saturday, May 6, print edition of the Demopolis Times.)