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John Conlee to Headline Brady's July Jubilee Celebration
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 • Posted June 22, 2011

Country Music Legend John Conlee will headline a special “Fourth of July Celebration” on Saturday, July 2, at the Brady Lake Pavilion at Brady Lake. Admission is only $10.00 per person and will feature Conlee’s full show along with our Heart of Texas Records band along with Ben Watson, Jade Cienega, Sammy Geistweidt, Shane Lively, Charley Walton and Benny Fred Kothmann. Advance tickets are now available by calling the Brady Chamber of Commerce at (325) 597-3491.Since hitting with “Rose Colored Glasses” in 1976, John Conlee’s career has been anything but a passing fad. Born and raised in the rich farmland of Kentucky, John grew up close to the earth and those that make their living from it. It’s a loyalty that has carried over into his career. Through his efforts the Family Farm Defense was created in the mid-‘80’s and John became Honorary Chairman. When Willie Nelson announced his plans to stage Farm Aid, John volunteered his services. He has since participated in nine Farm Aid concerts and assisted in raising over 13 million dollars to aid the American farmer.Following “Rose Colored Glasses,” John struck gold again—this time with “Lady Lay Down,” which reclined in style at the #1 spot. He matched that success just a short few months later with “Backside of Thirty,” which also reached the top of the charts. With two more hits in rapid succession—”Before My Time,” and “Baby, You’re Something,” the Academy Of Country Music presented John Conlee with their coveted “Best New Male Vocalist” Award. As the 1980’s dawned, John’s success made him one of the most consistent male artists of the decade. Early in the decade major chart toppers such as “Friday Night Blues,” and “She Can’t Say That Anymore,” rode him through the era of the “Urban Cowboy” changes that swept the artist landscape. As the decade progressed, John scored major hits with a Red Lane song—“Miss Emily’s Picture,”—following it with his version of “Busted”— a hit for Johnny Cash and Ray Charles in the 60’s and the song that has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Feed The Children.John hit his high-water mark—pulling off a remarkable four #1 hits in a row. “Common Man,” “I’m Only In It For The Love,” “In My Eyes,” and “As Long As I’m Rockin’ With You” all topped the charts as successive releases. To further add some potent ingredients to his mix as a young country music singer on the way to legend, John added additional gems: “Working Man,” “Old School,” “Got My Heart Set On You,” (which stayed on the charts a remarkable 5 months), “The Carpenter,” “Domestic Life,” and “Mama’s Rockin’ Chair,” forever wrote his name in the history book of country music. RIAA gold certification of his “Greatest Hits” album is among the accolades that line the walls at the Conlee farmhouse.John has enjoyed the fruits of his success. He today continues to be in demand for concert dates, as well as being an always popular addition to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry—where he was bestowed the honor of membership in 1981—the fulfillment of the ultimate dream he held as a farm boy back in Kentucky.

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