Blake Shelton and others are sharing their sadness over the passing of a 1980's hitmaker.
(Nashville, TN) -- The country music community is heartbroken following the death of iconic country singer Earl Thomas Conley.
Blake Shelton was the first one to break the news yesterday morning.
He tweeted, "My heart is absolutely destroyed..." Shelton went on to say that Conley was his all-time favorite singer, hero and friend.
Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, The Oakridge Boys and The Bellamy Brothers also shared their condolences on social media.
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... pic.twitter.com/W75ZVV6fbe— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 10, 2019
An all time great. Earl Thomas Conley passed away today. Huge influence on me. Loved him. Prayers to his family. -T— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) April 10, 2019