November 1

What Makes “I May Never Get To Heaven” by Conway Twitty Special?

Conway Twitty and his song “I May Never Get To Heaven” became famous after he released his cover of the single in 1979 as his second single from his album Cross Winds. This musical piece also became his 22nd hit single that took the top spot on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs. It retained its position for a whole week while managing to stay in the chart for a total of 10 weeks.

A Song Perfect for the Legends

This musical piece was written by Bill Anderson and Buddy Killen. And in 1960, Don Gibson originally recorded the song as a perfect addition to his album Just One TimeAfter seven years, the song resurfaced when Aretha Franklin used her soulful voice to bring more emotion to the music, providing it with a more gospel-like edge. 

The Conway Twitty Version

When Conway Twitty decided to bring his version, he returned the song to its roots while adding his famous twang to the tune making it one of the most notable versions of the song in country music history. And its position in the weekly chart proves that he brings justice to this single. His cover of “I May Never Get To Heaven” made this song phenomenal again in late 1970, just like the other Conway Twitty Songs.

Buddy Killen, one of its composers, got enthusiastic after hearing Conway Twitty’s own rendition of his song. For him, Twitty performed the song faultlessly in the way he wanted and imagined it to be when he first wrote it — emotional yet inspiring.

His long list of top hit singles cemented his place as one of the best country singers of all time. So if you want to enjoy “I May Never Get To Heaven” by Conway Twitty, you can watch it below and enjoy.


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