Loretta Lynn’s Country Song, Celebrity Profile – AARP When I sat down with Loretta Lynn in her spacious home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.(she owns the entire town), she had just finished recording Full Circle, a joyous album that combines new material with some favorite old songs, revisited.After six decades in the spotlight, Lynn […] More Loretta Lynn’s ‘Fist City’ In the mid-1960s, Loretta Lynn began writing and recording songs about cheating husbands, female homewreckers, spousal alcoholism and other sensitive marital issues.
Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was an American country music artist.
He also had success in early rock and roll, R&B and pop music.
He held the record for the most number one singles of any act with 40 No.
1 Billboard country hits until Twitty married Mickey in 1956 and had his three other children by her, Kathy, Joni Lee, and Jimmy Twitty.
Later, the manager suggested to Jenkins that he take the name as his stage name because it had a ring to it. Conway Twitty subsequently recorded the song "What's in a Name but Trouble", lamenting the loss of his name to Harold Jenkins.
Read Less In 1958 using his new stage name, Conway Twitty's fortunes improved while he was with MGM Records, and an Ohio radio station had an inspiration, refraining from playing "I'll Try" (an MGM single that went nowhere in terms of sales, radio play, and jukebox play), instead playing the B-side, "It's Only Make Believe", a song written between sets by Twitty and drummer Jack Nance when they were in Hamilton, Ontario, playing at the Flamingo Lounge. Read More The record took nearly one year to reach and stay at the top spot on the Billboard pop music charts in the US, as well as No.
1 in 21 other countries, becoming the first of nine top 40 hits for Twitty.
By 1984, after 28 years of marriage, the stress of her husband being away so often took its toll on Mickey, and she and Conway divorced.
Accounts of how Harold Jenkins acquired his stage name of Conway Twitty vary.