‘Mr. Rose Colored Glasses’ Has Eight No. 1 Hits
Country legend John Conlee, also known as Mr. Rose Colored Glasses, will perform Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Coliseum Theatre in Corinth.
Conlee is a regular performer at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, where he has been a member almost 40 years.
Conlee’s 40-year career in country music includes classic songs such as “Rose Colored Glasses,” “Friday Night Blues,” “Backside of 30,” “Common Man,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You,” and more.
Conlee’s career has had 32 single releases with 26 of them charting in the top 20 or better. Eight of those 26 have reached the No. 1 spot on the national country charts.
Conlee’s fans are excited that he 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 Pil Thomas, and the lyrics were inspired by Phil’s grandfather and great-grandfather both of whom served in their local sheriff’s department.
The song was pitched to the Grand Ole Opry star, who was touched by the song’s message.
“Recent deadly attacks against the people who keep us safe are unprecedented in America, and I wanted to sing this song in honor of their sacrifice and willingness to serve,” Conlee said.
This CD along with his newest one, Classics 3, features new material along with many of Conlee’s latter classics.
Conlee recently celebrated the 39th anniversary of his breakthrough hit “Rose Colored Glasses,” and can be found on tour throughout 2018 and on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.itickets.com or call 800-965-9324.