The Story Behind The Song: “Lead Me On”

The Story Behind The Song: "Lead Me On" loretta lynn conway twitty
Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn recorded “Lead Me On,” their second duet single, in November of 1970 just one day after cutting their first, “After The Fire Is Gone.” “Lead Me On” remained in Decca Records’ vaults until its release on September 6, 1971. Meanwhile “After The Fire Is Gone” had completed its ascension to #1 six months earlier, on March 27th.


“Lead Me On,” as risqué as it was, encountered no resistance at all from radio or the public at large as it vaulted to #1 just two months after its release. However, Loretta was having problems with her management and as a result, “Lead Me On” appeared on the market at the same time as the formation of her new booking agency.

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