Rocking M Media will be welcoming country music legend John Conlee to the Dodge City Community College Little Theater on April 20.

With more than 40 years in music, Conlee has compiled such hits as

"Rose Colored Glasses," "Friday  Night Blues", "Backside of 30", "Common Man", "Miss Emily's Picture", "I Don't Remember Lovin' You", and 26 more chart-toppers.

"He was going to be in the area passing through," Josh Roesener with Rocking M Media said. "Some of our people have worked with his agents before and they reached out and wondered if he would be interested in having a show.

"We looked at Dodge and Garden and the theater at the college was open and the best fit.

"United Wireless Arena and the Civic Center were too large.

"We decided to get the site because we do still play 80s country on our stations and John Conlee is one of our core 'retro' artists and we decided to go for it."

Conlee has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981 in Nashville, Tennessee, and has released singles "Walkin' Behind The Star" and "Bread and Water," released on his own RCR (Rose Colored Records) label.

According to a press release, "Walkin’ Behind the Star" was written by Nashville recording veterans Ronnie Scaife and Phil Thomas which the lyrics were inspired by Thomas's grandfather and great-grandfather both of whom served in their local sheriff's department.

The release went on to say that the song had yet to be cut until recent events made it timely, the song was pitched to Conlee, who was touched by the song’s honesty.

"Recent deadly attacks against the people who keep us safe is unprecedented in America and I wanted to sing this song in honor of their sacrifice and willingness to serve," Conlee said in the press release.

A new CD will feature new material along with many of Conlee's latter classics.

Tickets will be $35 for general admission and can be purchased at  www.itickets.com  or call  800-965-9324.

You can also purchase tickets at Rocking M Media in Dodge City, cash only.

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