Personalities | John Conlee | Mainstream Country

(Vocalist, b. 1946)

Apparently the only licensed mortician to top the US country charts, the first of Conlee’s seven No. 1s was 1979’s ‘Lady Lay Down’, his second hit after his signature song ‘Rose Colored Glasses’. His booming voice and blue-collar presentation helped compensate for country music’s urban cowboy phase, and chart-topping singles ‘Backside Of Thirty’ (1979) and ‘Common Man’ (1983) continued the trend for this Grand Ole Opry member since 1981.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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