Country singer John “Mr. Rose Colored Glasses” Conlee, a regular at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Coastal Pines Technical College in Jesup.
During Conlee’s 40-year career in country music, he has brought classic songs such as “Rose Colored Glasses” (his signature song), “Friday Night Blues,” “Backside of 30,” “Common Man,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You” and more.
Overall, there have been 32 single releases throughout the years with 26 charting in the Top 20. Eight reached the No. 1 spot on national country charts.
He has recently returned to radio with singles “Walkin’ Behind The Star” and “Bread and Water,” released on his own Rose Colored Records Label.
“Walkin’ Behind the Star” was written by Nashville veterans Ronnie Scaife and Phil Thomas and the lyrics were inspired by Phil’s grandfather and great-grandfather, both who served in sheriffs’ departments.
The song was pitched to the Grand Ole Opry star, who said he 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.
A new CD features new material, along with many of Conlee’s 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.
Tickets can be purchased at the Jesup Sears, online at www.itickets.com or by calling 800-965-9324.