Conlee to perform in Prestonsburg

Country music star John Conlee, who regularly performs at the Grand Ole Opry, will take the stage at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg this month.

Country music star John Conlee, a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., is performing in Prestonsburg this month.

Conlee will perform in concert at the Mountain Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.

He recently celebrated the 41st anniversary of his hit, “Rose Colored Glasses,” and can be found on tour throughout 2020 as well as on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, where he has been a member since 1981.

His music career spans more than 40 years, with him earning 26 No. 1 songs on the national country music charts and releasing 32 singles, 26 of which charted in the Top 20 or better.

Some of his most well-known songs include his signature song, “Rose Colored Glasses,” as well as

“Friday Night Blues,” “Backside of 30,” “Common Man,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” and “I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You,” among others.  

His music has recently returned to radio with singles “Walkin’ Behind The Star” and “Bread and Water,” released on his own label, Rose Colored Records, or RCR.  

“Walkin’ Behind the Star” was written by Nashville recording veterans Ronnie Scaife and Pil 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, and it was pitched to Conlee, who “was touched by the song’s honesty,” a press release said.

“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.

This CD along with his newest CD, Classics 3, features new material along with some of Conlee’s recent classics.  

Tickets for the concert are available online at, macarts.com, or by calling, (606) 889-9125.

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