Blake Shelton has been on the road and sharing the stage with some of his Friends and Heroes this year.  He jokes often, but today he was serious when he spread the news of one of his all time heroes deaths.

Unfortunately there isn't much more information but today he shared that Earl Thomas Conley has passed away.

 

He writes:

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...

 

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