One of country music’s greatest legends has tragically passed away and the music industry is hurting in a deep way.
Earl Thomas Conley passed away on April 10, 2019, at the age of 77. Conley was most well known for his massive hits “Holding Her and Loving You,” “What I’d Say,” and “Right From The Start.”
Droves of artists have poured out their heartfelt sentiments toward his family following the sudden announcement of his passing. One of his dearest friends, Blake Shelton, was one of the first to break the news publicly.
He took to his Twitter account to make it known. He posted a happy image of the two together, along with the text: “My heart is absolutely destroyed today...I’m sad to report that Earl Thomas Conley passed away very early this morning.”
He continued: “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…”
Conley’s agent, Rob Battle, also made the news known by speaking with media outlets: “Sadly, he passed away this morning. An unbelievable artist, songwriter, and talent.”
Stella Parton joined in on Twitter as well: “Just now seeing tweets that Earl Thomas Conley has passed away. So sad to hear this! He gave us so much incredible music, one of the greatest men in country music. Rest In Peace, my friend.”
Please keep his friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers during this heartbreaking time.