CONWAY TWITTY ~ Hall Of Fame ~ Inducted 1999 ~ Includes, DONT CRY JONI
1. Hello Darlin'
2. You've Never Been This Far Before
3. Linda On My Mind
4. It's Only Make Believe
5. As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone
6. This Time I've Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me
7. Games That Daddies Play
8. Don't Cry Joni
9. I Can't See Me Without You
LABEL: GUSTO RECORDS, (USA) 2002.
Studio Stereo Recordings.
The Country Music Hall Of Fame and its accompanying museum was opened in 1967 in Nashville by the Country Music Foundation (CMF.) Because the CMF houses one of the world's larges collections of country music information and photographs, the Foundation is also a major center for country music study. The ultimate lifetime achievement for a country music entertainer is their induction into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. In tribute to the country music stars selected for this high honor, King Records presents the Country Music Hall Of Fame collection of compact discs and cassettes. Only the most prolific entertainers receive an induction into the prestigious Hall Of Fame. Accordingly, the songs on this King Records Hall Of Fame series are chosen from among those recording artists' best selections. Each song is digitally mastered by skilled technicians on state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the best sound quality available.
Conway Twitty was called "the best friend a song ever had" - and no wonder. Conway could inject emotion into a song like no other singer in country music. This legendary country music superstar recorded more #1 hit songs than any other recording artist in history. In spite of that unequaled achievement, Conway maintained a modest, humble demeanor that stood out to everyone who knew him. Conway was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi on September 1, 1933. By the age of four, Harold learned to play his first chords on the guitar while floating the Mississippi river with his father , who was a riverboat captain. By the age of 10, Harold had formed his own band, and had his own radio show by age 12. A top-notch baseball player, Harold received an offer to play with the Philadelphia Phillies while still a teenager, but was drafted into the army in 1953. Harold was a huge Elvis fan when he left the service, so he headed to Memphis to rock and roll, and write and record songs. He changed his name to Conway Twitty by selecting two cities on the map: Conway, Arkansas and Twitty, Texas. By 1960 Conway Twitty had attained international status as a rock & roll star after he recorded his first #1 hit, "It's Only Make Believe". By 1965, Conway had crossed over to recording country music - and the hits just kept coming. When he toured, Conway sold out concerts every time he stepped on stage. In 1993, millions of fans mourned when Conway died suddenly due to an aneurysm at the age of 59. In 1999, Conway Twitty was given his well-deserved place in the Country Music Hall Of Fame.