Conway Twitty married his first wife, Ellen Matthews, in 1953. The couple married at a young age because Matthews was pregnant with a son, Michael.
A chip off the old block, Michael has been a country music singer since at least the ’70s. Back then, he cut at least two singles for Capitol Records (“Mississippi Rolling Stone” and “The Closest Thing to You”). He also recorded several singles, including a version of “The Gambler,” under the name Charlie Tango. His 1984 album Ramblin’ Man (Twitty City Records) features Conway as producer and guest vocalist.
Since then, Michael has become a tribute act to his late father. Whether he’s nailing “Hello Darlin'” as a solo act or recreating one of the all-time great duet pairings alongside Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn, Michael honors the music of a well-rounded entertainer.
Michael’s son Tre keeps his grandfather’s music alive as well by taking his family’s timeless songs on the road.