Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty started their partnership in 1971. Between 1971 and 1975, the duo pressed ten studio albums, seven compilations, and released over a dozen singles. Those singles brought them five consecutive chart-topping hits. Additionally, Twitty and Lynn brought home several CMA, ACM, AMA, and Music City News awards. After all, they were both legends in their own right. So, when they teamed up, they created some truly magical music.
Today, Loretta Lynn is still going strong. Earlier this year, she released her 46th solo studio album Still Woman Enough. Sadly, Conway Twitty passed away in 1993. Now, the pair’s grandchildren are taking the legacies of these two legends to the stage. According to WKYT, Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty will bring their celebration of their grandparents to the Appalachian Center for the Arts in Pikeville, Kentucky this weekend.
Tre Twitty told the outlet that their show isn’t an old-fashioned tribute show. Instead, they hope to give the world a look at Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn “through their grandchildren’s eyes.”
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty’s Grandkids: Singing Songs, Telling Stories
Over the years, we’ve learned much about the life of Loretta Lynn. She’s co-penned a memoir to tell her story. Additionally, we have the 1980 biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter and several documentaries. However, Conway Twitty didn’t get that treatment. There are no films or documentaries about Twttty’s life. This is why the tribute show is so important to Tre Twitty.
About that, Tayla Lynn said, “Tre’s passion – and our passion – is to bring the story of Conway Twitty to audiences. And I love to talk about how Memaw is today.” With that in mind, they say their tribute show is more like a party. The grandkids of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty plan to take song requests and tell previously unheard stories about their iconic grandparents.
It sounds like the show will be a special time for fans of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty as well as their grandchildren. However, the location of the show makes things a little more special for Tayla. Pikeville, Kentucky is just a stone’s throw away from Loretta’s tiny hometown of Butcher’s Holler.
Butcher’s Holler helped to mold Loretta Lynn into the woman she is today. Her experiences there gave her the drive, determination, humility, and gratitude to be the legendary figure we all know and love. As a result, it holds a special place in Tayla’s heart. She told the news outlet that she hopes to visit Butcher’s Holler “in her grandmother’s honor” while she and Tre are in town for the tribute show.
The shows take place at the Appalachian Center for the Arts on Friday and Saturday night at 7:30. Tickets are available now for just $35.