Hello Darlin’ – Remembering Conway Twitty On His 89th Birthday
Conway Twitty sadly left us in 1993. Nearly 30 years after his death, we are celebrating his birthday with a look back
Today would have been the 89th birthday of Conway Twitty, the beloved country and soft rock crooner. While the man born Harold Lloyd Jenkins is no longer with us, as he sadly passed away back in 1993 at the age of 59, we should still pay tribute to him, as he lived an incredible life both on and off the stage.
Here are a few of our favorite Conwy Twitter moments.
Conway Twitty’s Duets With Loretta Lynn
Of course, we have to start here.
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn. pic.twitter.com/ifDgN0dgba
— Jupiter Spurlock (@JupiterSpurlock) August 26, 2022
Lynn and Twitt’s legendary partnership began with the 1971 chart-topper “After The Fire Is Gone.”
Let’s kick off Mississippi week with solid country gold by Harold Jenkins from Friars Point, MS. In 1957, Jenkins looked at a map and saw Conway, AR and Twitty, TX. This week will be eclectic.
Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn – After The Fire Is Gone https://t.co/0Cbn9qmnFz pic.twitter.com/NTnn4rLsfa
— Tex Chatham (@TexChatham) August 29, 2022
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Followed by “Lead Me On” and “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” as well as many more hit songs over the years.
This week in 1973, the #1 country single was “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” by Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn. The song was written by Becki Bluefield and Jim Owen, and produced by Owen Bradley. pic.twitter.com/0ctbaGNaRR
— Cody (@codyghosthost) August 24, 2022
The Conway and Loretta legacy continues with two of their grandchildren singing together.
I love it! I can hear a little of each one of their grandparents’ voices. https://t.co/571oPdD71o
— MadlyOdd.com (@MadlyOdd) August 28, 2022
Related: Loretta Lynn Stuns Fans By Declaring Country Music Is ‘Dead’
That’s it—just those two words. You can not say Conway Twitty’s name anywhere in the South and not have some babyboomer yell “HELLO DARLIN!” in response.
I don’t know why you need to yell it. Conway never yelled, “Hello Darlin.” Do you think a man gets married four times (twice to the same woman) by yelling at the girls?
Nice to see ya.
It’s been a lonnnnnng tiiiimmmme, you’re just as lovely.
Call 1-800-257-1234 to order! pic.twitter.com/sJ0LLe3AFU
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) May 15, 2019
Don’t you miss when there were music commercials, and you could order CDs and cassettes over the phone?
His Influential Victory Versus The IRS
Conway Twitty vs the IRS pic.twitter.com/0LPcxLFsTW
— Apex Redditor (@ebenbenson) January 12, 2021
Twitty argued successfully that he should be able to deduct loan repayments that he made to investors of his Twitty Burger franchise because doing so would be “protecting his personal business reputation,” according to Saving Country Music.
This guy is saying all of this stuff like its a bad thing:
Conway twitty was a pop artist with a fake name, a fake shtick, a position on the cma’s board of directors, and the irs let him illegally write off his failed burger franchise (twitty burgers) on his personal taxes
— Glass Bead Gamer (@GrillPillMax) March 24, 2022
Also, it isn’t “illegal” if the government decides you can do it, bro.
As it turns out, there is a wide variety of situations in which the IRS will indeed deem a business expense as “ordinary and necessary.” Here, tax guru Julian Block reviews the case of Conway Twitty, as well as the details of a 1983 decision… https://t.co/5qAzFYa2pS
— Neil Johnson (@thetaxdude) August 25, 2022
And For Some Bonus Content
Here’s an advertisement for a “Conway Twitty Tribute Pistol” you could order through the mail.
My mama would be pullin’ this on someone and saying “Hello Darlin’…and it ain’t make believe”. 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Ee47ox2tN4
— Melissa Leigh Morris 🎙🎸🎶 (@wholelottaJesus) August 24, 2022
Happy heavenly birthday, Conway Twitty! You are dearly missed.
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