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September 21

Listen: The Underrated ‘Release Me’ Duet of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn

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Maybe there have been a lot of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn shippers before and I cannot blame them; as many of those shippers saw right in front of them how these two rare talents and icons have forged an unbreakable vocal harmony and bond whenever they decide to be on stage together. While they have been great for singing love songs that produce giggles from the audience, these two music disciples are also excellent when it comes to showing their fans how a song could break people’s hearts.

This was proven when they released a version of their duet to Engelbert Humperdinck’s massively successful hit, ‘Release Me’ in 1973.

Release Me, Conway Twitty ft Loretta Lynn

It is no surprise that country music had dabbled its vocal chords to ‘Release Me’ a couple of times. In 1954 of January, Ray Price released his version of ‘Release Me’ that went very well on charts. It is sometimes considered his breakthrough hit even if the singer had already number ones before. Another country artist who lent vocals to the acclaimed song was Kitty Wells on the same year. It also proved a successful hit for Kitty Wells.

While there were many unforgettable duets that Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn had live, there is something different when it comes to how they approached this song with much gusto. It’s like hearing two couples who had fallen out of love and wanted to break away from each other even if they already knew that there’s some connection between them that could never be broken.

Listen to their 1973 duet here and judge for yourself:

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Release Me Lyrics

Please release me, let me go
For I don’t love you anymore
To waste our lives would be a sin
Release me and let me love again

I have found a new love, dear
And I will always want her near
Her lips are warm while yours are cold
Release me, my darling, let me go

(Please release me, let me go)
For I don’t love you anymore
(To waste my life would be a sin)
So release me and let me love again

Please release me, can’t you see
You’d be a fool to cling to me
To live our lives would bring us pain
So release me and let me love again
(Let me love, let me love)


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