Grandchildren of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn to take the stage in Preeceville

 
 

Following in his grandfather's footsteps and a true legend in the making, Tre Twitty will be honouring his grandfather, Conway Twitty in a heartfelt tribute that has brought tears to the eyes of many. Tre will be pairing up with Tayla Lynn, beloved granddaughter of Loretta Lynn covering many of the number one hits and beloved classics of their grandparents that will hold the audience captive, stated the duo’s website.

Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn are scheduled to perform in concert in Preeceville on October 18. The Preeceville and District Health Action Committee is sponsoring the event. Tickets will be available after September 17 at the following locations: The Co-operators, Paul’s Drugs, Midtown, Preeceville Town Office or by calling Stacey Strykowski. The proceeds from the concert will go towards health initiatives in the community.

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"The response to the previous show, AR Cash was amazing," said Strykowski. "I could see how much it was enjoyed by so many different groups of people in our community, young and old. I was trying to get another band like that, to appeal to all community members. I saw this band a few years back and I immediately tried to bring them here. I had to wait until they were touring near here, otherwise the cost was just too great. They will be in Flin Flon, Man. on October 16 just before Preeceville. And luckily I got to connect with Tayla Lynn (rather than a booking agent) who was so happy to be helping raise money for our hospital and eager to come check out Preeceville. I think the fact that they are the grandchildren of some of country music’s greatest superstars is a huge drawing card for us.”

The legendary Conway Twitty dominated the charts with 54 number one albums and an astonishing 55 number one singles throughout his career. Loretta Lynn burned up the charts with 10 number one albums and 16 number one singles in her career. The pair teamed up to create the ultimate duo in country with five number one hits as a pair.

They have country music in their blood. The two have taken to the road to honour their grandparents in an intimate evening of music and storytelling. Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty have seen great success with their Tribute to Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty; going into their second year together, the duo already has at least two dozen tour dates set throughout much of North America and Canada.

Though Lynn and Twitty are singing their grandparents’ songs, there is no “second best” quality to the artists. They have developed an authentic show that builds off of their family histories without attempting to simply duplicate older performances. In perfect foil to one another, Twitty takes a calm, methodical approach to his storytelling and performing, meanwhile Tayla Lynn arrives on stage, often unexpectedly, with explosive energy and heart. Trying to keep one’s eyes on Lynn is like trying to lasso a firework; guessing where she’ll appear and what will come out of her mouth next is half the fun of spending an evening with her. Her joy is genuine, her energy addictive, and Twitty provides the perfect balance of steadiness in the eye of her hurricane; not unlike the way Conway Twitty related to and tempered Loretta Lynn for so many years.

With a heavy emphasis on story-telling, the duo delight audiences for two-and-a-half hours with their live show. For most artists, this wouldn’t work; people pay to hear singers sing. For Lynn and Twitty, half the magic is in the storytelling. Through their memories of Memaw and Poppy, as they call their grandparents, audiences are reminded in the best ways possible that behind every icon is a dynamic, funny, flawed human being. The show takes on the quality of a family get together, and it often feels more like one is on the front porch with guitars and old family hymns than it does a concert with two hundred of one’s nearest and dearest strangers. It is a fascinating opportunity to see two of country music’s greatest legends through their grandchildren’s eyes. By the end of the evening audiences have not only been able to hear some of their favourite songs and the duo’s best hits, but they’ve been invited in to the inner sanctum of these two musical dynasties to laugh and cry and understand what it was like to grow up under the tutelage of Loretta and Conway.

The high-energy, heartfelt show highlights not only the bond Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty had as best friends and musical partners, but the unique bond Tayla and Tre have formed through years of an intertwined family history and their own musical relationship, concluded the information from the website.