Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight to Feature Conway Twitty [VIDEOS]
Hear the life and music of Conway Twitty, the dynamic country singer who had 55 number one singles, 50 plus million albums sold and record-breaking sold-out crowds night after night on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight at 11 am Sunday, May 21st. Find us at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online or download our new 98.1 mobile app.
Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins on September 1, 1933 in Friars Point, Mississippi, Conway Twitty grew up in Helena, Arkansas. He changed his name in 1957. It's derived from Conway, Arkansas and Twitty, Texas. Switched from pop music to country music in 1965 and moved to Nashville in 1968. That’s when the musical magic began. “Hello Darlin’,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and “Don’t Cry Joni” Joni Lee Twitty, Conway’s daughter was a guest vocalist.
Twitty switched from pop music to country music in 1965 and moved to Nashville in 1968. That’s when the musical magic began. “Hello Darlin’,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and “Don’t Cry Joni.” (Joni Lee Twitty, Conway’s daughter was a guest vocalist.) The hits kept coming with “I’d Love to Lay you Down,” duets with Loretta Lynn and so many more. On June 4,
On June 4, 1993 Twitty became ill while performing at the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson, Missouri. He was rushed to the hospital into surgery but died in Springfield, Missouri from abdominal aortic aneurysm on June 5, 1993. Twitty was buried at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Gallatin, Tennessee. Married four times to three different women, married Mickey twice and fathered four children.
He was married four times to three different women and fathered four children.
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