“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…” – Blake Shelton
“When I first came to Nashville in the early ’80s, I studied the great singers, songwriters and human hearts – one that topped the charts in all areas was Earl Thomas Conley. He made a big difference in the songs I sang. Thank you for the lessons and the memories, my friend. God give you sweet repose ’til we meet again… ‘just around the bend.'”
– Randy Travis
“Earl and I grew up about 30 miles down the road from each other. We’ve been good friends for many years. I’ve always loved his records and I’m gonna miss him.”
“Earl Thomas Conley, great country music star, I never had the pleasure of working with Earl but I have always admired his talent and his love for country music.”