The Story Behind The Song: “I Love You More Today” – Conway Twitty

Twitty invited L. E. to his next recording session at Bradley’s Barn studio in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and, true to his word, he cut the two songs. “I Love You More Today” was released first and reached the number one position of Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart on July 19, 1969. “To See My Angel Cry” followed it to the top on November 8th. By the end of the year, Conway offered White the job in his publishing company.

Before meeting Twitty, L. E. already had a fairly distinguished musical background. He started writing songs in high school and soon found himself working with Archie Campbell (later of TV’s “Hee Haw”) at Knoxville radio station WNOX. White journeyed to Nashville in 1953, where he played fiddle and sang with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.

L. E. remained with Conway Twitty for 13 years, finally leaving in 1983. During that period, he helped Twitty Bird Music expand from one to three companies, overseen by the giant Tree Publishing conglomerate. Twitty filled many an album with more than 65 of White’s compositions, and notched hit singles with two more of his tunes: “After The Fire Is Gone” (Conway’s introductory duet with Loretta Lynn in 1971) and “I’m Not Through Loving You Yet” in 1974. 

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