Country Music Star Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty was born on September 1, 1933 in Friars Point, Mississippi, USA as Harold Lloyd Jenkins. He was married to Dolores Virginia Henry, Temple Medley and Ellen Matthews. He died on June 5, 1993 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
His first and last No. 1 hits of the 1970s decade both used the phrase “Hello Darlin'” in either the song title or lyrics. “Hello Darlin'” (1970) started the string in the 1970s, while “Happy Birthday, Darlin'” (1979) brought that successful decade for him to an end; both are considered among his biggest hits.
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
Also included in his incredible string of hits were his duets with Loretta Lynn. Of the 12 duets they released together, every one of them made the top 10 of Billboard’s country singles chart, with five going to No. 1 — “After the Fire is Gone” and “Lead Me On” (both 1971); “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” (1973); “As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone” (1974); and “Feelin’s” (1975).
Country Music Star Conway Twitty lived for many years in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville, where he built a country music entertainment complex called Twitty City at a cost of over $3.5 million. The address was 1 Country Music Blvd. Its lavish displays of Christmas lights were a famous local sight. Conway Twitty and Twitty City were once featured on the TV series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.