DECATUR – After nearly 40 years of touring the United States, the country music artist John conlee continues to travel, eager to meet his audience.
He is just as excited as the audience.
âWe are out of containment, hopefully forever,â he said.
Conlee will be on stage on Friday October 1 at Decatur Civic Center.
The song âRose Colored Glassesâ gave Conlee his first hit in 1978. âI’ve been doing it full time since then,â he said.
Over 30 hits later, he continues to record and perform.
âOur challenge, we can’t get them all in one show,â Conlee said. âWe try to reach the principals who are the most questioned. Whatever I can’t seem to do, I’ll hear about it in the autograph line after the show. But it’s a wonderful problem to have.
Conlee promised the classics from her tracklist including “Backside of Thirty”, “Old School”, “I Don’t Remember Loving You” and “I’m Only in it for the Love”.
Throughout the show, Conlee plans to mix a few new songs with some gospel classics.
âIt’s a bit of everything,â he says.
One of his last songs, “Walking Behind the Star”, is dedicated to law enforcement.
Music occupies most of his shows; however, Conlee often discusses songwriters and their importance to her career.
âAnd during the show, I open up and let people in the crowd ask me questions,â he said. âAfter the show is over, I hang out for autographs and photos. Mingling with people is what makes it different for us, to be one and one with the crowd.
A look back at the construction of the Decatur Civic Center
Roof and interior walls
Welding and laying of wooden formwork
construction site facing east
Clear area for construction
steel rods provide support for the rink
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