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Earl Thomas Conley’s 1998 Interview in “Country Weekly” Magazine: “Life Is a Spiritual Experience, Music Is the Heart of That”

Earl Thomas Conley’s 1998 Interview in “Country Weekly” Magazine: “Life Is a Spiritual Experience, Music Is the Heart of That”

Earl Thomas Conley passed away at age 77 on April 10. Earl was known for blending different musical styles with deep, intelligent lyrics into what was called “thinking-man’s country,” often bending the rules of what was considered traditional country. Earl recorded 18 No. 1 hits in the 1980s, including “Fire and Smoke,” “Somewhere Between Right…MORE

Country Stars Remember Earl Thomas Conley, Including Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young & More

Country Stars Remember Earl Thomas Conley, Including Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young & More

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…MORE

Earl Thomas Conley Dead at 77

Earl Thomas Conley Dead at 77

Earl Thomas Conley has passed away at age 77. The news, which Blake Shelton announced via Twitter, was confirmed by Earl’s brother, Fred Conley, via the Tennessean, who said Earl died at 12:20 a.m. on April 10 after suffering from a dementia-like condition. Earl was known for blending different musical styles with deep, intelligent lyrics…MORE

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Chris Young joined forces with Gavin DeGraw to tape a new episode of CMT Crossroads that will air on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. CT.