Conway Twitty was one of the great men who shared his wonderful music. He and duo partner, Loretta Lynn, released some of the finest songs in the 1970s through the 1980s. They took off with their duet hits such as “After the Fire is Gone,” “Lead Me On,” and “Feelins’.” With these, they have won several Grammy awards and also earned Top Vocal Duo at many award shows.
Unfortunately, Twitty left us too soon in 1993. Lynn’s heart was broken into pieces and was inconsolable. She mourned her dear friend and best partner through music and reliving memories. Not only did Loretta mourn over Conway’s death but also many fans and other artists around the world. We certainly lost one of the finest artists we have ever had.
In 2013, twenty years after Twitty’s passing, Michael Twitty (Conway’s son) honored his father in a tribute for him. He invited Loretta Lynn onstage with him and performed a magical duet that brought us back to the fruitful years of both Conway and Loretta’s careers. They sang their hit “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.”
Aside from sounding great together, both performers enjoyed the performance as evident on the video. Loretta giggled a few times as she looked at Michael, who looks so much like his father.
Indeed, Michael Twitty continues to make his father’s music live on. Thanks to him, we get to enjoy and relive many of Conway’s songs up to this time. In fact, Michael often covers his father’s songs at shows and concerts.
While it is true that no one can ever replace Conway Twitty, it is still wonderful to see his son sing and perform like him. Watching Michael Twitty with Loretta Lynn is like seeing Loretta and Conway onstage. It was a recollection that many of us want to see more.
WATCH: Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s son, Michael, sing “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” in 2013.
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