Earl Thomas Conley
|Born||October 17, 1941|
Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S.
|Origin||Dayton, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died||April 10, 2019 (aged 77)|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Labels||GRT, Warner Bros., Sunbird, RCA|
Earl Thomas Conley (October 17, 1941 – April 10, 2019) was an American country music singer-songwriter known for many hit records, including his 1981 top hit "Fire and Smoke" ("...what a rush I got..."). Between 1980 and 2003, he recorded ten studio albums, including seven for the RCA Records label. He had more than 30 hit records, along with his hit-single "Holding Her and Loving You". As a songwriter, he also wrote popular songs for other singers, with Mel Street's number 13 hit "Smokey Mountain Memories" or Conway Twitty's song "This Time I've Hurt Her More".
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- Wood, Gerry. (1998). "Earl Thomas Conley". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 108.
- "Earl Thomas Conley - Biography by Tom Roland". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
- Roland, Tom. "Earl Thomas Conley biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- Earl Thomas Conley Dead: Country Legend Dies at 77
- Country singer Earl Thomas Conley, who sang 'Holding Her and Loving You,' dies at 77