After hearing the news that Earl Thomas Conley passed away on April 10, many country stars—including Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young, Toby Keith and more—shared their thoughts and remembrances of the great singer/songwriter via social media.
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
So sad to hear #EarlThomasConley passed away today. He was a huge influence on my style and songwriting. I studied his records like text books and could play every note of every song. Truly one of the all time greats in country music. #RipEarlThomasConleyhttps://t.co/IRwrhcPf2p
— John Rich (@johnrich) April 10, 2019
An all time great. Earl Thomas Conley passed away today. Huge influence on me. Loved him. Prayers to his family. -T
— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) April 10, 2019
I ❤️ ETC. RIP Earl Thomas Conley#OnceInABlueMoon
— Maggie Rose (@IAmMaggieRose) April 10, 2019
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) April 10, 2019
RIP Earl Thomas Conley… sad day for country music pic.twitter.com/bxgEIlbSJU
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) April 10, 2019
— Bellamy Brothers (@BellamyBrothers) April 10, 2019
I am so sad to hear this news. ETC you will be greatly missed. 💔 https://t.co/K9RWGmAujK
— Trisha Yearwood (@trishayearwood) April 10, 2019
ETC – what a voice- Holding Her And Loving You #missingyou RIP – another great gone
— Kix Brooks (@KixBrooks) April 11, 2019
Can’t believe Earl Thomas Conley is gone. A complete original voice in country music. He will be sadly missed. I have listened to him about a million times and learned so much from his music. Rest easy sir.
— Randy Houser (@RandyHouser) April 11, 2019
Earl Thomas Conley was the reason i became a country singer. Holding Her and Loving You. He was the most soulful singer country music has ever known. My thoughts are with his family,especially his children. Thank you Earl for blessing us all who love this wonderful music we live.
— Clay Walker (@ClayWalker) April 11, 2019
I’m saddened to hear about ETC’s passing. He was a great singer and made some classic country hits that we’ll love forever. I met him a couple times and you never had to wonder how he felt about things. I think that’s how we all want to be.
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) April 11, 2019
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) April 10, 2019
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