Country music legends Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty were far more than just duet partners.
Undoubtedly, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty were one of the most iconic country music duos in history. The two released 10 studio albums, seven compilation albums, 13 singles, and two charted B-sides together. They won the Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year in 1972, 1974, and 1975. They won a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1972. Additionally, Loretta and Conway took home the American Music Award for Favorite Duo or Group Country in 1975 and 1978. In conclusion, the duo knew how to work together to create some beautiful music. But the studio wasn’t the only place where they connected. The two became close friends throughout the course of their lives. So much so that, after Conway passed on June 5, 1993, Loretta Lynn still writes tributes in Conway’s honor on his birthday. Most recently, Loretta shared her tribute on social media on September 1, 2020 – what would have been Conway’s 87th birthday.
She wrote, “I wish every day that Conway was still here. Losing him nearly killed me and Doo both. He was like a brother to me.”
Like a true best friend, Loretta praised Conway and said that he deserved more recognition than he received. She also simply stated, “I’m so glad you were born.” And now, we’re getting chocked up!
“Every time on stage with him was an honor. I always felt like he deserved more accolades than Country Music gave him,” wrote Loretta Lynn. “This little Arkansas boy was an entertainer through and through and his voice was unrivaled. I miss you, Conway. If you was here I’d bake you a cake and laugh at your corny jokes! Happy birthday. I’m so glad you were born.”
Loretta Lynn Wrote Her First Song During a Fishing Trip
Long before Loretta Lynn hit it big, she was living in Washington state with her husband Doo and their kids. The family went on a fishing trip and a song suddenly came to Loretta. She talked about the moment in her 2012 memoir, Honky Tonk Girl.
“One day we went fishing. I don’t know why I just sat down and wrote a song,” wrote Loretta. “But I remember being shocked that those lyrics just came pourin’ out of me. I wrote my very first lyric when I wrote ‘Whispering Sea.'”
During the song, Loretta Lynn sings, “I sat down by the sea and it whispered to me. It brought back an old love affair that used to be. It told me that you had found someone new. And lead me to cry over you Whispering sea rolling by why don’t you listen to me cry? I cry because my love has proved untrue Oh, how I love him so, no one will ever know. No one but the drifting, whispering sea.”
In conclusion, fishing trips always lead to good things.