Earl Thomas Conley
Earl Thomas Conley writes intelligent, narrative country songs about the troubles, trials and tribulations of the people in his life. His songwriting is honed and polished to a near-perfect and flawless sheen, and his romantic and textured voice walks the line between tenor and baritone as he passionately sings about matters of heart and home without sounding the least bit insincere. The straightforward candor of character and self-reflection in his songs has earned him the status as pioneer of "thinking man's country." Although the production on his recordings is glossy, slick and heavily commercialized, his songs shine through and move people in almost the same magnitude as those of the late Townes Van Zandt.