President/Founder of Kentucky Country Music Association Kenneth Reynolds Presents John Conlee with Legend Award


– Country legend and Kentucky native John Conlee was recently awarded
the first ever Legends Award by the Kentucky Country Music Association
during his performance at the Kentucky Opry. The award was created to
honor an artist who is not only from Kentucky, but has also promoted
Kentucky throughout their career in both music and interviews.

“It is always gratifying to be recognized by those from my home state
of Kentucky. My profound thanks to the Kentucky Country Music
Association and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for their very kind
honors,” said Conlee.

Along with his award, Conlee received a letter from Kentucky Governor
Matthew Bevin recognizing not only his successful career but his
dedication to country music, the “Common Man” and the state of Kentucky
as well. Bevin noted that this award was a “perfectly fitting tribute.”

“John Conlee is a perfect fit for our first Legend Award,” said
Kenneth Reynold, President and Founder of the Kentucky Country Music
Association. “He has never forgotten where he came from and has been a
great promoter of not only country music but of Kentucky.”

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Sept. 08 – Colorado Country Fair – Columbus, Texas

Sept. 09 – Hardtails Bar & Grill – Georgetown, Texas

Sept. 14 – White County Fair – Searcy, Ariz.

Sept. 15 – The Stage at Silver Star Steakhouse – Bossier City, La.

Sept. 16 – Red Rooster Icehouse – Hawkins, Texas

Sept. 21 – Grundy High School Auditorium – Grundy, Va.

Sept. 22 – Clayton Center – Clayton, N.C.

Sept. 23 – Ground Zero – Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Oct. 05 – The Historic State Theatre – Elizabethtown, Ky.

Oct. 06 – Mitchell Opera House – Mitchell, Ind.

Oct. 07 – Sesser Opera House – Sesser, Ill.

Oct. 08 – Historic Rodgers Theatre – Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Oct. 19 – Sunset Theatre – Asheboro, N.C.

Oct. 20 – Carteret Theatre – Morehead City, N.C.

Oct. 21 – Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio

Oct. 22 – Harvest Performance Center – Rocky Mount, Va.

Nov. 16 – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas

Nov. 17 – Route 92 – Youngsville, La.

Feb. 01 – The Palace Theater – Corsicana, Texas

Feb. 02 – Stampede Houston – Houston, Texas

Feb. 22 – Wadsworth Auditorium – Newnan, Ga.

Feb. 23 – Tallassee High School Auditorium – Tallassee, Ala.

Feb. 24 – Theatre Dublin – Dublin, Ga.

Feb. 25 – Mars Theatre – Springfield, Ga.

March 03 – Cecilian Auditorium in the Conservatory of Music – West Terre Haute, Ind.

March 04 – Jasper Arts Center – Jasper, Ind.

March 24 – Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts – Fairfield, Iowa

April 07 – Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.

Aug. 02 – Social Circle Theatre – Social Circle, Ga.

Sept. 07 – Newberry Opera – Newberry, S.C.


Kentucky native and Grand Ole Opry member, John Conlee, has one of
country music’s most recognizable voices. Self-penned and signature hit
“Rose Colored Glasses,” was the first of over 30 hit singles, most of
which charted in the Top 10 or better. Some of the songs from the John
Conlee hit list include “Back Side of Thirty,” “Lady Lay Down,” “Friday
Night Blues,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only In It For The Love” and “Domestic
Life.” All of Conlee’s hits have that unmistakable common thread – that
unique voice. In 2015, Conlee hasn’t slowed down and continues to cut
songs with substance with the release of Classics 2 that includes a
tribute to law enforcement titled “Walkin’ Behind the Star.”


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