Saturday, November 30, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn

Artist:Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Song:Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
Album:The Definitive Collection

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn are country music legends and were very successful solo artists. But in 1971 they were paired up as a duo and has a strong run in the 70s with five number one country music hits including Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man in 1973. In 1970, Twitty had just had his biggest hit with Hello Darlin'. And Loretta topped the country charts with Coal Miner's Daughter in 1970. Decca Records house producer Owen Bradley produced both of them so he decided to pair them up. When their first single After The Fire Is Gone topped the Country Singles chart and won a Grammy, they decided to continue recording together. They also continued to record solo. Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man is the title of their third album and it was also the first single from the album. It topped the Country Singles chart in 1973. It's probably their most memorable song. The song was written by Jim Owen and Becki Bluefield. Owen has produced several Hank Williams tribute shows on radio, TV and film and also plays him on stage at his theater in Branson, MO. Other number one hits for this duo were Lead Me On, As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone and Feelins. From 1971 to 1981, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn recorded nine albums together. They are probably the most successful country music duet in history and you can get all their hits on this comp. They won several awards. They stopped recording together when Twitty left MCA for Elektra and then Warner Bros. in 1982. He returned to MCA in 1987 and the two recorded a final album together in 1988. Here's Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn performing Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man 1973.

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