Con Hunley sings”Big Boss Man”
Conard Logan Hunley was born on April 9, 1945 in Knoxville, Tennessee. “Con” graduated from Central High School and began playing music with local bands. In 1965, he enlisted in the Air Force where he spent most of his time stationed in Illinois teaching aircraft mechanics, but he still found time to dedicate to his music during his service years.
Con returned to civilian life in Knoxville and started playing a weekly set at a local venue called “The Corner Lounge.” This gig lead him to be discovered by a businessman by the name of Sam Kirkpatrick, who was so impressed with Hunley’s talents that he created an independent record label to showcase Con’s music. The label, Prairie Dust Records, gave Hunley some minor success on the country charts. This was enough to get recognized by Warner Brothers Records, who signed him in 1978. Hunley went on to record five records with the company.
Throughout his career, Hunley charted over twenty hits on the country charts, some of which include “Weekend Friend,” “No Relief In Sight,” and “Oh Girl.” Hunley also toured at large music venues throughout the U.S. with country acts such as Alabama, the Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette.
Con took a decade-long hiatus from recording following his last release with Capitol Records. The hiatus concluded in 2004 when Hunley signed with IMMI Records, where he teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Norro Wilson to add Sweet Memories to his catalog. The album would be named a top-ten album of 2004 by CMT online. Two years later, he released Shoot From The Heart, which featured songs co-written with Kim Williams and Larry Shell. In 2011, he released Lost and Found featuring several of Con’s‘80s hits.
Today, you’ll likely find Con on the road playing music, or on the golf course, playing golf. Con participates in golf tournaments but also hosts his own in Knoxville each year, raising over one million dollars benefiting underprivileged children. To learn more about Con Hunley, please visit conhunley.com.