Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn were, without question, the greatest duo
in the history of country music. For 12 consecutive years, 1971-1982,
they were nominated as “Vocal Duo of the Year” by the Country Music
Association (CMA) and won four years running (1972-1975). Of their
several albums together, two were named the CMA’s “Album of the Year.”
From 1971 to 1981, they won 10 “Country Vocal Duet of the Year” honours
from the Music City News (failing to win only in 1979).
All 12 of their classic Top 10 country singles, including the five which
went to number one, grace The Best Of Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
edition of the series, 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection
(MCA Nashville/UME), to be released on May 9, 2000.
Individually, they were already major stars when they teamed up in 1971.
Lynn had scored with hits such as “Blue Kentucky Girl,” “You Ain’t Woman
Enough,” “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” and the
autobiographical “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Twitty, a reformed rocker, had
country chart-toppers such as “Next In Line,” “I Love You More Today,”
“To See My Angel Cry,” “Hello Darlin’,” “Fifteen Years Ago” and “How
Much More Can She Stand?”
The series 20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection features new
“best of” albums from the most significant music artists of the past