John Conlee will perform live at the Mitchell Opera House on October 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. John Conlee is an American country music singer. Conlee has had a total of 29 singles over the years with 26 of them charting the Billboard Hot Country Songs, and has recorded 11 studio albums. His singles include seven #1 hits: “Lady Lay Down,” “Backside of Thirty,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only in It for the Love,” “In My Eyes,” “As Long As I’m Rockin’ with You” and “Got My Heart Set on You.” In addition to these, Conlee sent 14 other songs into the Top Ten.
John Conlee was born August 11, 1946, on a tobacco farm in Versailles, Kentucky. By age 10, he began singing and playing guitar, and later sang tenor in a barbershop quartet. By 1971, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in pursuit of a musical career, signing to ABC Records in 1976. Conlee charted for the first time in 1978 with “Rose Colored Glasses,” a No. 5 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts, as well as the title track to his 1978 debut album. This album would go on to produce his first two number one hits in “Lady Lay Down” and “Backside of Thirty.” Conlee became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1981.
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