Grammy Award-nominated country singer, Earl Thomas Conley, was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. Conley was known for his singles Holding Her and Loving You. At the age of 14, Conley left his home and decided to join the U.S Army.
While in the military Conley fell in love with country music. He began pursuing his music career in Nashville after he was discharged.
He signed with Warner Bros in 1977. Early in 1979, he had his first Top 40 hit, Dreamin's All I Do. By the end of the year, he had started performing and releasing records under his full name, Earl Thomas Conley.
For most of the '90s, Conley did not have a record label, but he continued to give concerts and tour.
A talented artist passes on
Conley's long-time agent Rob Battle told Fox News the 77-year-old country singer has died. There was no much further details on how he died.
Blake Shelton, Conley's pal was the first to share news of the singer’s passing on Twitter. He said:
Conley had over 30 singles on Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with 18 of those songs reaching the No.1 spot.
Fans and friends pay tribute to the late singer
Though the news of Conley’s passing is distressing, it is still soothing to know he left this world by remaining his legacy and extraordinary talent to the world.
We are sending prayers to his family. Rest in peace, legend!