Last week capped off our list of Oklahoma’s Top 100 Musicians. As with any list, we had to make some tough cuts and are well aware that we left off some deserving musicians.
So, every weekday this week, we’ll unveil five Oklahoma musicians or bands that coulda, woulda, shoulda made the list.
Conway Twitty (lived in Oklahoma City)
Conway Twitty was a very successful country singer, landing 43 No. 1 hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his frequent duets with Loretta Lynn, charting a total of 14 Top Ten hits, They won four CMA Duo of the Year Awards, three ACM Vocal Group of the Year and one Grammy for Best Vocal Performance by a Group (“After the Fire Is Gone”).
Conway Twitty passed away from an abdominal aneurysm in June 1993. He was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.