In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn were shattering records and tearing up the country charts on their own before joining forces together and becoming one of the best country music duos of all time.
Conway Twitty was the veteran of countless rock’n’roll hits and eventually became a country favorite, leading the charge for the breakout hits of the 1970s – including his signature tune, “Hello Darlin’”. Meanwhile, Loretta Lynn had been a consistent country hitmaker. Her life story that reads more like fiction than fact, being a “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” resonated so well with fans.
But in 1971, Twitty and Lynn changed the game in country music when they teamed up for the first time and released their first duet, “After The Fire Is Gone.” The song went all the way to No. 1 and launched one of the most successful duets in country music history, as did their follow-up, “Lead Me On.”