|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 2000s|
|Links:||VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Conrad Logan Hunley, 9 April 1945, Fountain City, Tennessee, USA. The Hunley family were known as a local gospel singing group and from an early age Con appeared with them. He grew up an admirer of Chet Atkins and for a time sought to emulate his idol; however, he quickly realized that the guitar was not to be his instrument and instead turned his attention to the piano. Influenced by Ray Charles and singing somewhat like Charlie Rich, he began to play in groups during his high school years and during his time in the US Air Force, played in various bands. After his discharge he returned to his home in Knoxville, first working in a mill but soon found work in local country clubs.
In 1976, he formed his own band and recorded five singles for the minor Prairie Dust label. Some were his own compositions and three of the recordings became minor hits in the US country charts, helping to build his reputation. He decided to move to Nashville in 1977...