Country legend John Conlee recently took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry to sing his signature hit, “Rose Colored Glasses”.
Conlee, a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981, co-wrote the song in 1978 with a newsman at a radio station where he worked as a DJ. The song wasn’t Conlee’s most successful, but it was the one that pushed him into mainstream popularity. Conlee became one of the most popular country singers from the Urban Cowboy era of the late 70’s.
You may remember this classic in your personal life from night nights such as, “Drinking Her Away at the Bar”, “Lonely with a Bottle of Whiskey at Home”, and “I definitely Should Not Have Drunk Dialed Her”.
“Rose Colored Glasses” may not be the most potent country song ever written, but it perfectly captures that lamentable feeling of putting a deceptive lover on a pedestal.
Conlee is still a king of the road. The 69-year-old singer has dates booked throughout 2016, so you can still catch him on tour. He also recently recorded a bluegrass update to his hit “Common Man”, which is definitely worth checking out.
Click the video below to watch John Conlee sing “Rose Colored Glasses” at the Grand Ole Opry.