“Making Believe” reached the top of the country music charts in 1955. It consistently ranks on the lists of greatest country songs. In addition, it has been covered by a rising list of artists including a breathtaking duet by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.
Country musician, Jimmy Work, wrote “Making Believe” years ago. His own recording was then outshined by a cover recorded by Kitty Wells in 1955. Wells took the song to the second spot on the country chart, while Work’s recording reached only the fifth spot. After Wells version’s success, other artists made their way to record “Making Believe.” Other country artists who have recorded the song include Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb, etc.
Our Favorite Duo Nailed It!
As what some always said, “If you want to make history, make it extraordinary,” Twitty and Lynn were the first ones to turn “Making Believe” into a duet. Something magical transpires whenever these two country legends share the stage or the recording studio. During their time as a duo, Twitty and Lynn elated us with some of their supreme duets in history. We have “After the Fire is Gone,” “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” and “Release Me,” to name a few. In entirety, Twitty and Lynn released 11 studio albums together and 13 singles. Their last album, Making Believe, was named after the song of the same title, which has been a special country song for decades.
Their “Making Believe” recording failed to chart, but it was a huge hit at their concerts and live performances. It was hard to find a copy of them performing the song together. Finally, a clip taken from one of the duo’s live television performances in 1987 this rose online. I assure you, it’s everything we hoped for!
Close to one another, Lynn and Twitty could not remove the smiles off of their faces as they sang. It was clear how much Twitty and Lynn cared about each other. With such a solid bond, it’s no surprise why they made such a great team on stage. Did you like their performance? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.