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EARL THOMAS CONLEY
The music business and it's cast of characters are full of tales concerning acts and
their pursuit for success - the long and winding roads traveled to fulfill their
dreams, the rapidity of No. 1 hits, the languorous nature of a career fading away
into nothing, the remembrance of days gone by never to repeated either critically
Once in a blue moon, however, a true artist glows like the
brightest star and burns out only to reignite with the presence of the Sun. If anyone
in the world of country music deserves to bear such a distinction, it would be Earl
Earl had his first Top 40 hit, "Dreamin's All I Do" in 1979 with Warner Bros. By the end of the year, he began performing and releasing records under his full name, Earl Thomas Conley.
He signed to Sunbird Records and his first single,
"Silent Treatment", was an immediate Top
10 hit late in 1980. It was quickly followed by the No. 1
smash hit, "Fire and Smoke", early in 1981. Following his breakthrough success, RCA signed Conley to a long-term deal. "Tell Me
Why", his first single for the label, reached No. 10 in late 1981,
soon followed by the No. 16 "After the Love Slips Away." In the summer of
82, Heavenly Bodies kicked off a string of 21 straight Top Ten hits that ran for
7 years. During that time, he had a remarkable 17 No. 1
hits. He set a record with 4 No. one singles from 1984's Don't Make It Easy for Me --
the first time any artist in any genre had 4 No. 1 hits from the same album.
During the mid 80s, the hits just never stopped coming. It seemed everything Earl did became a hit and as the 80s turned into
the 90s, there was no reason to believe that this stunning success
would end just as quickly as it began. But it did. By 1991, Earl's
was growing disenchanted with music business
politics Other pressures and the passing of his father all
combined to push a drained Earl into taking a break, leading to a 7-year hiatus from the studio.
During this period, Earl was able
to refocus his creative energies and rediscover the joys of
songwriting. By 1997, a reinvigorated Earl had accumulated over 70
With longtime friends Randy Scruggs and Curly Corwin in tow, Earl
stood behind the mic, rediscovering his voice with every note. By
January 1998, the team emerged with Perpetual Emotion, a 10
track offering containing 5 new songs co-written by Conley and 5
newly-recorded versions of Earl's most popular No.1 hits.
The project neatly sums up the career of one of the industries
most beloved artists, while its title appropriately suggests that
the emotion that fans have come to know through Earl's No. 1 hits
continues to this day in every song he sings.