The Story Behind The Song: “Happy Birthday Darlin’” – Conway Twitty

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Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty (#1, 1979)

The third number one single from Conway Twitty’s album “Cross Winds” represented a new level of achievement. “Happy Birthday Darlin’” was his 28th chart-topping record, tying him with Eddy Arnold at the top of Billboard’s all-time list.

“Happy Birthday Darlin’” came from the pen of Chuck Howard, who also wrote Waylon Jennings’ “Come With Me” and Merle Haggard’s “I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall.” “Happy Birthday Darlin’” had already been released once before by the time Twitty heard it through his booking agent, Jimmy Jay.


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