John Conlee Age, Marital Status, Songs, and Net Worth

Who is John Conlee?

John Conlee (John Wayne Conlee) is an American country music singer. He charted a total of 32 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and recorded 11 studio albums between 1978 and 2004.

Conlee’s 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.” He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981. In addition to these, he has had 14 other songs reach the top ten.

How Old Is John Conlee?

He is 77 years old as of 2023, having been born on August 11, 1946, in Versailles, Kentucky, U.S. John Conlee shares his birthday with other celebrities such as; Chris Hemsworth, LaurDIY, Jazzy Anne, Adi Fishman, Changbin, and many more.

John Conlee Family

He was born to John M. Conlee (Father) and Evelyn Etherington Conlee (Mother, but died on January 25, 2000) on a tobacco farm in Versailles, Kentucky. He had begun singing and playing guitar, and later sang tenor in a barbershop quartet. She did not immediately take up a musical career, instead of becoming a licensed mortician, employed by Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, and later a disc jockey at radio station WLAC.

John Conlee Education

Information regarding where Conlee received his high school and college education still remains private.

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John Conlee Wife

He is been married to the love of his life Gale Conlee since 1982.

John Conlee Kids

Gale and John have three children together, Rebecca, Jessica, and Johnny.

John Conlee Height

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7 inches (1.7m) and a weight of 77kg (169 lbs).

John Conlee’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

John Conlee Rose Colored Glasses

Conlee moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in pursuit of a musical career, signing to ABC Records in 1976 by 1971. He 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. The album would go on to produce his first two number one hits in “Lady Lay Down” and “Backside of Thirty.”

Conlee released his 1979 album Forever on MCA following ABC’s merger with MCA Records. The album’s singles, “Before My Time” and “Baby, You’re Something,” respectively reached No. 2 and No. 7. A second MCA release, Friday Night Blues, produced two more No. 2 hits in the title track and “She Can’t Say That Anymore,” followed by the No. 12 “What I Had with You.” 1981’s With Love accounted for yet another No. 2 in “Miss Emily’s Picture.”

He donated his performance of “Rose Colored Glasses” at a concert at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville to benefit the Lymphatic Research Foundation (New York) in 2005. He sang his signature song and auctioned off a pair of “rose-colored glasses” with the proceeds going to LRF. John has appeared on Larry’s Country Diner and Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (released on DVC/CD) via RFD-TV and Country Road TV.

John Conlee Songs | John Conlee Music

Rose Colored Glasses
Rose Colored Glasses · 1978

Common Man
Songs for the Working Man · 1986

Backside of Thirty
Rose Colored Glasses · 1978

Friday Night Blues
Friday Night Blues · 1980

Lady Lay Down
Rose Colored Glasses · 1978

Miss Emily’s Picture
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas · 1999

I Don’t Remember Loving You
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas · 1999

I’m Only In It For The Love
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas · 1999

As Long as I’m Rockin’ With You
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas · 1999

Domestic Life
American Faces · 1986

Old School
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas · 1999

She Can’t Say That Anymore
Friday Night Blues · 1980

Before My Time
Forever · 1979

Got My Heart Set on You
Harmony · 1986

Years After You
1985

In My Eyes
1985

Working Man
Songs for the Working Man · 1986

Baby, You’re Something
Forever · 1979

What I Had With You
Friday Night Blues · 1980

Blue Highway
1985

Mama’s Rockin’ Chair
American Faces · 1986

The Carpenter
Harmony · 1986

Way Back
1985

Harmony
Harmony · 1986

Busted
Songs for the Working Man · 1986

Hopelessly Yours
Fellow Travelers · 1989

Hit the Ground Runnin’
Fellow Travelers · 1989
Nothing Behind You
Songs for the Working Man · 1986

Bread And Water
John Conlee Classics 2 · 2015

They Also Serve
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus · 2014

She Loves My Troubles Away
Rose Colored Glasses · 1978

An American Trilogy
Songs for the Working Man · 1986

John Conlee Common Man

His 1982 album Busted was led off by a cover of the Harlan Howard song of the same name; the album’s last single, “Common Man,” returned him to the top of the charts in 1983.

Three more number one hits came from In My Eyes: “I’m Only in It for the Love”, co-written with Kix Brooks; the title track; and “As Long as I’m Rockin’ with You.” MCA released a Greatest Hits album later in 1983. His last studio album for MCA, Blue Highway, produced a No. 2 in “Years After You.”

John Conlee’s Greatest Hits

  1. Backside of Thirty
  2. I Don’t Remember Loving You
  3. I’m only in it for the Love
  4. As Long as I’m Rocking with you
  5. In My Eyes
  6. Got my Heart set on you
  7. Friday Night Blues
  8. Common Man
  9. Lady Lay Down
  10. Rose Colored Glasses