EARL THOMAS CONLEY DEAD AT 77


Country star Blake Shelton broke the news of Conley's death on Twitteron Wednesday afternoon (April 10). Shelton and Conley, along with Michael Pyle, co-wrote Shelton's 2002 Top 20 hit "All Over Me."

"My heart is absolutely destroyed today," Shelton says. "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 ..." FULL STORY