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July 21

Watch Again: Conway Twitty’s ‘Hello Darlin’ that Sweetly Greeted TV History

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Conway Twitty and his music catalog would never be complete without one of his signature songs, ‘Hello Darlin.’ This rare TV footage transports you Twitty’s regime in country music.

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Conway Twitty singing Hello Darlin'

Hello Darlin, Conway Twitty

Released in 1970, ‘Hello Darlin’ is often Conway Twitty’s sweet concert opener and his legion of fans would always be swooned every time this country artist would use the song as if they directly being swooned by this song.

Twitty managed to secure his fourth number one song in Billboard Hot Country singles in the 70s with this song and country fans are always in for a treat whenever Twitty would directly sing the song to Loretta Lynn. Oh, how I miss those days!

A quick serendipity about the title of the song; during the time that Twitty was recording it and singing the opening lines, the singer felt like the first stanza does not really offer a good opener for the song. It was until record producer, Owen Bradley suggested to Twitty to speak the lines, ‘Hello darlin’, nice to see you’ that it resulted to officially naming the song to what it is known till the present times.

Truly, the song speaks a lot of emotions towards an old flame and the singer’s agonizing experience because of a failed relationship saying “I can’t sleep and I cry all night ‘till dawn.”

With the skyrocketing performance and wide critical acclaim, other artists took an interest in covering the song. In 1993, George Jones released the song as a track to album, ‘High Tech Redneck’ as a tribute to the memory of the original singer after Conway Twitty died early 1993.

Other artists include, Lynn Anderson, Wanda Jackson, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, Charlie Pride and Charlie Rich. Indeed, the song’s influence resonates the hearts of those who recognized that this is a bittersweet hymn of post breakup stories.

So watch and sing along with me to Conway Twitty’s ‘Hello Darlin’:

Hello darlin’
Nice to see you
It’s been a long time
You’re just as lovely
As you used to be

How’s your new love
Are you happy?
Hope you’re doin’ fine
Just to know means so much to me

What’s that darlin’
How am I doin’?
I’m doin’ alright
Except I can’t sleep
I cry all night ’til dawn

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