Country legend Earl Thomas Conley passed away at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday in Nashville, according to The Tennessean.
He was 77.
Blake Shelton remembered Conley, sharing the following note, and photo on his social media channels:
“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…”