Earl Thomas Conley (1941 - 2019)

  • "I am sorry for the families loss. Earl and I are distant..."
    - Kathy Madden
  • "We have a local radio station here in Jackson, MS called..."
    - Leigh Georgen
  • "As a country radio dj for WXCI Detroit and many other..."
    - Dan McPhail
  • "My deepest condolences to Earls family. I was a fan in the..."
    - Teresa Henderson
  • "Love him and his music! Love seeing him in concerts,he was..."
    - Theresa Medcalf

Earl Thomas Conley (Getty/Michael Ochs Archives) Earl Thomas Conley in the Country Music Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
Earl Thomas Conley was a country music legend who charted 18 number one songs on the Billboard country charts. His most popular hit songs were “Holding Her and Loving You,” “Right From the Start,” and “What I’d Say.” He broke new ground when he did a duet with Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters on the single “Too Many Times,” which made it to number 2 on the country charts, with the duo appearing on “Soul Train.” Conley’s music was called, “thinking man’s country.” He was a major influence for many country music stars including Blake Shelton.

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