One of the so famous country singers in 1980’s Earl Thomas Conley died at his age 77 on Wednesday in Nashville where he had been hospitalized for days, his brother, Fred told media.
Conley emerged huge inspiration for uncounted all around the world including Blake Shelton who is a renowned American country singer and proclaimed the “Once In A Blue Moon” his hero.
He was born on 17 October 1941, in Portsmouth, Ohio, United States, had an almost unbroken series of 18 singles that had been on no.1 in the format between 1981 and 1989.
Conley’s life partner of 20 years, Carol Scates expressed his sorrow over his death saying, “We are heartbroken. The light has dimmed but his light will shine on in his music.”
In the 1980s, Conley’s singles topped the charts including “What I’d Say,” “Right From the Start” and “Holding Her and Loving You.”
Conley death was declared by Shelton through his Twitter, “My heart is absolutely destroyed today,”
He added, “I’m sad to report that Earl Thomas Conley passed away very early this morning. Earl was my all time favorite singer, hero and my friend. Prayers to his family. We will all miss you deeply my brother. Now go rest…”
My heart is absolutely destroyed today… I’m sad to report that Earl Thomas Conley passed away very early this morning. Earl was my all time favorite singer, hero and my friend. Prayers to his family. We will all miss you deeply my brother. Now go rest… pic.twitter.com/W75ZVV6fbe
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 10, 2019
Conley was the co-writer of Shelton’s second single with him, “All Over Me,” in 2002 which hit the top 20. However, he also wrote songs for other popular singers in 1970s like Conway Twitty’s “This Time I’ve Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me,” which emerged no.1.
He remained in attempts to discover traction with his own singles, though Conley had been experienced bad days in music journey on the GRT label in the 1970s and couldn’t make nice for Warner Bros and started work for Joe Galante’s RCA imprint in Nashville as a go-to star in the late decades.
He ruled fans’ hearts for years with hits singles such as “Fire and Smoke,” “Your Love’s on the Line,” “Love Don’t Care (Whose Heart It Breaks),” “I Can’t Win for Losin’ You,” “That Was a Close One,” and others.