Country Music Master Class by Loretta Lynn with Conway Twitty singing some of their greatest hits. Live at Wembley, London, in 1985. Wow! What a show! This is Country!
Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)", "One's on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal Miner's Daughter" along with the 1980 biographical film of the same name.
Lynn has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (1970s). Lynn, has sold more than 45 million albums worldwide, scored 24 number one hit singles, and 11 number one albums. Lynn continues to tour, appear at the Grand Old Opry and release new albums. She is recognized by the strength and quality of her voice still today, as well as her down to earth, quick wit and humor.
In 1971 Loretta Lynn began a professional partnership with Conway Twitty. As a duo, Lynn and Twitty had five consecutive Number 1 hits between 1971 and 1975: their first release "After the Fire Is Gone" (1971), which won them a Grammy award; "Lead Me On" (1971); "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" (1973); "As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone" (1974); and "Feelins'" (1974).
The hit-streak kick-started what became one of the most successful duos of country history. For four consecutive years (1972–1975), Lynn and Twitty were named the "Vocal Duo of the Year" by the Country Music Association. The Academy of Country Music named them the "Best Vocal Duet" in 1971, 1974, 1975, and 1976. The American Music awards selected them as the "Favorite Country Duo" in 1975, 1976 and 1977. The fan-voted Music City News readers voted them the No. 1 duet every year between 1971 and 1981, inclusive. In addition to their five Number 1 singles, they had seven other Top 10 hits between 1976 and 1981.
Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty are the most successful and most awarded male/female duet teams in country music history. Conway and Loretta, their duo name, released an album in 1977 titled "Dynamic Duo", and they were considered that by their many fans.
Impresario Mervyn Conn was responsible for staging the International Festivals of Country Music at the Wembley Arena, in London, for 23 years. The first festival was in 1969 with the final curtain falling in 1991.
1985 line up
Boxcar Willie, Moe Bandy, Philomena Begley, Bellamy Brothers, Glorianne Carriere with Station Break, Rita Coolidge, Gail Davies, Michael Doucet, Narvel Felts, Freddy Fender, Tompall & The Glaser Brothers, Tom Gribben and the Saltwater Cowboys, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Lynam, Tokyo Matsu, Susan McCann, Terry McMillan, Jimmy C. Newman, The Osmonds, Ronnie Prophet, Rose Marie, Paul Richey, Johnny Russell, Joe Stampley, Nat Stuckey, Conway Twitty, Billy Walker, Hank Wangford and Tammy Wynette.