Tracy Lawrence & John Conlee to Headline at 30th Annual Country in the Park
PINELLAS PARK – Join Pinellas Park’s Mayor, City Council and City Administration for the 30th Annual Country in the Park on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at England Brothers Park - 5010 Dave McKay Way Pinellas Park, FL 33781. Commemorating its 30th year, The City of Pinellas Park is proud to announce two headliners at this year’s Country in the Park – Tracy Lawrence and John Conlee. Schedule of entertainment coming soon.
About Tracy Lawrence:
One of country music’s truest traditionalists, Tracy Lawrence has sold more than THIRTEEN MILLION albums and has charted EIGHTEEN No. 1 songs. He has garnered numerous CMA and ACM awards and nominations, as well as a Grammy nomination. Following the release of a new Christmas album, entitled FROZEN IN TIME, on October 12, 2018, Lawrence spent the better part of last year and early this year writing and recording a brand new album which was just completed and will be released on August, 16th. His 2017 critically acclaimed album GOOD OLE DAYS, hit the #1 position on the iTunes Country Chart. Lawrence hosts the Award-Nominated nationally syndicated radio show “Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrence,” for which he has received two ACM nominations for National On-Air Personality of the Year. The show features music from the 80s, 90s and 2000’s and is heard on more 90 affiliates.
Tracy is also the co-creator of STORMING HEAVEN: THE MUSICAL, a production based on the novel Storming Heaven. Tracy, along with others, helped to develop the storyline of the musical and also composed songs for the drama. He was honored by the Nashville chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) with “Philanthropist of The Year” for his nationally recognized annual MISSION:POSSIBLE Turkey Fry and Concert, which has raised over Half a Million Dollars for the homeless and hungry in Dallas, Louisville and Nashville, with last year’s 13th annual event bringing in over $153,350.00 alone. MISSION:POSSIBLE is poised to make an even larger impact in the future, as the 501 ( C ) (3) organization expands into more markets across the country in 2019
About John Conlee:
In the face of passing fame and passing time as careers have come and gone at whirlwind speed from the national spotlight, John Conlee has remained firmly rooted in the heart of country music buyers like a fine, well rooted oak tree. Release of his latest project “Classics”—featuring 19 of his greatest hits plus three new songs—has been embraced by yet another new generation of music lovers for whom traditional country music never goes out of style. The new album features digitally re-mastered versions of his biggest hits. Songs such as his signature “Rose Colored Glasses,” “Lady Lay Down,” “Backside Of Thirty,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only In It For The Love,” “Friday Night Blues,” and “I Don’t Remember Loving You,” –like fine wine all have only gotten better with age.
Since hitting with “Rose Colored Glasses” in 1976, John Conlee’s career has been anything but a passing fad. Born and raised in the rich farmland of Kentucky, John grew up close to the earth and those that make their living from it. It’s a loyalty that has carried over into his career. Through his efforts the Family Farm Defense was created in the mid-‘80’s and John became Honorary Chairman. He has since participated in nine Farm Aid concerts and assisted in raising over 13 million dollars to aid the American farmer.
As the ‘80’s progressed, John scored major hits with a Red Lane song—“Miss Emily’s Picture,”—following it with his version of “Busted”— a hit for Johnny Cash and Ray Charles in the 60’s and the song that has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Feed The Children. John hit his high-water mark—pulling off a remarkable four #1 hits in a row. “Common Man,” “I’m Only In It For The Love,” “In My Eyes,” and “As Long As I’m Rockin’ With You” all topped the charts as successive releases. To further add some potent ingredients to his mix as a young country music singer on the way to legend, John added additional gems: “Working Man,” “Old School,” “Got My Heart Set On You,” (which stayed on the charts a remarkable 5 months), “The Carpenter,” “Domestic Life,” and “Mama’s Rockin’ Chair,” forever wrote his name in the history book of country music. RIAA gold certification of his “Greatest Hits” album is among the accolades that line the walls at the Conlee farmhouse.
About Country in the Park
Country in the Park is one of the City of Pinellas Park’s longest running free events. This year’s event will start at noon and will feature food, brews and sodas being sold by local charities, free concert featuring several local bands leading up to event headliners, a variety of crafters and vendors, a tradeshow hosted by the Pinellas Park Gateway Chamber of Commerce, a Mustang Car Club Show (starts at 10 am), plant sale (starts at 8:30 am), children’s inflatables (armbands available for purchase), Redwood Log Home, Butterfly Encounter USA and Six Gun Territory Wild West Show.
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