Earl Thomas Conley

Earl Thomas Conley was an American country music singer-songwriter.

Earl Thomas Conley was an American country music singer-songwriter. 18 of his songs during the 1980s reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It marked the most Number One hits by any artist in any genre during that decade except for Alabama and Ronnie Milsap.

Earl Thomas Conley passed away on April 10th, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. She died at the age of 77 from dementia-related complications.

Blake Shelton paid tribute to Ohio country music singer Earl Thomas Conley, who died at the age of 77.

Earl Thomas Conley, a native of Ohio, died on April 10th, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. He died of dementia complications at the age of 77.

In the 1980s, the Grammy-nominated country music singer had 18 singles chart at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Blake Shelton said on Twitter, “Today, my heart is completely broken…

Earl Thomas Conley died early this morning, and I’m sorry to say that. Earl was my favorite artist, hero, and friend of all time. We send our condolences to his relatives. My brother, we will all miss you terribly. Now take a break…”

In 2002, Blake Shelton, Earl Thomas, and Michael Pyle collaborated on the album “All Over Me.”

Earl Thomas Conley was well-known for what he did.

During the 1980s, no artist in any genre had more than 18 Number One hits.
For his song “Holding Her and Loving You,” he was nominated for several Grammys.
Earl Thomas Conley was born in the United States.

On October 17, 1941, Earl Thomas Conley was born. Arthur Conley was his father, and Glenna Ruth was his mother. Portsmouth, Ohio is where he was born in the United States. He was an American citizen. He was born under the sign of Libra. Frances, Rebecca, Steve, Fred, Rhonda, Dora, and Joyce were his seven siblings. When his father was 14, he lost his job with the railroad. He was forced to move to Jamestown, Ohio, with his older sister. A scholarship to an art school was given to him. However, he turned down the offer in order to join the United States Army.

He started his musical talent and vocal abilities while in the Army as a member of a Christian-influenced trio. He then decided to take acting seriously as a career choice. He began listening to Merle Haggard and George Jones, two country musicians. He began by attempting to write songs. In 1968, he was honorably discharged from the army. In 1973, he started commuting from Dayton to Nashville. He worked blue-collar jobs throughout the day and performed in nightclubs in Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, he met Dick Heard. Mel Street, a country music singer, was produced by Dick Heard. On the album “Smokey Mountain Memories,” the two collaborated.

a career

He moved to Huntsville, Alabama to work in a steel mill after feeling he had made little progress in Nashville.

There, he met Nelson Larkin, a record producer.

In 1974, Nelson supported him in signing with the independent record label GRT.

He had four singles released on that label, but none of them were successful.

He was also selling songs he had written to other musicians, such as Conway Twitty and Mel Street, at the same time.

He moved back to Nashville and began writing for Nelson Larkin’s publishing company.

In 1979, he signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records.

In 1981, he had his first Top 40 hit with “Dreamin’s All I Do.”

In 1981, he had his first number-one single with “Fire & Smoke.”

He began to gain notoriety and popularity.

In 1983, he won several Grammy nominations for his song “Holding Her and Loving You.”

The following year, with Don’t Make It Easy for Me, he became the first artist in any genre to have four Number One singles from the same album.

Between “Fire & Smoke” in 1981 and “Love Out Loud” in 1989, he had 18 number ones.

He was the first and only country artist to appear on a “Soul Train” episode in 1986. He performed “Too Many Times” with the Pointer Sisters’ Anita Pointer.

In the 1990s, his record sales started to decline.

In 1992, he was dropped by his record label.

Between 1991 and 1997, he took a seven-year recording hiatus. He was suffering from vocal issues, dissatisfaction with record label politics, road fatigue, and mental exhaustion.

In 1998, he resumed recording.

For Blake Shelton, he co-wrote “All Over Me” with Blake Shelton and Michael Pyle. In 2002, the song reached the Top 20.

He had a total of ten studio albums to his credit. Blue Pearl (1980), Fire and Smoke (1981), Somewhere Between Right and Wrong (1982), Don’t Make It Easy For Me (1983), Treadin’ Water (1984), Too Many Times (1986), The Heart of It All (1988), Yours Truly (1991), and Endless Feeling (1991) are the titles of the films (1998).

The Best of Earl Thomas Conley, Vol. One (1987), Greatest Hits, Volume II (1990), The Essential Earl Thomas Conley (1996), Love Out Loud (1998), Super Hits (1998), and 16 Biggest Hits (1998) are his compilation albums (2006).

In February 2005, he released Live at Billy Bob’s Texas, a live album.

His number one songs

“Fire and Smoke”

“Somewhere Between Right and Wrong”

“Your Love’s on the Line”

“Holding Her and Loving You”

“Don’t Make It Easy for Me”

“Angel in Disguise”

“Chance of Lovin’ You”

“Honor Bound”

“Love Don’t Care (Whose Heart It Breaks)”

” Nobody Falls Like a Fool”

“Once in a Blue Moon”

“I Can’t Win for Losin’ You”

“That Was a Close One”

“Right from the Start”

“What She Is (Is a Woman in Love)”

“We Believe in Happy Endings”

“What I’d Say”

“Love Out Loud”


Earl Thomas Conley died on 10 April 2019. She died at the age of 77 years old from complications of dementia.

Who was Earl Thomas Conley Married to?

Earl Thomas Conley was married twice, to Sandra Sue Smith and Carole Scates. He has 4 children, Ty Conley, Amy Edmisten, Kat Scates, and Erin Scates. No other information regarding his personal life is available.

What Was Earl Thomas Conley’s Net Worth?

Earl Thomas Conley was one of the successful country music singers of the 1980s. Before pursuing his career in country music, he served in the Army. His net worth is estimated at $8 million.

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