Some songs by legendary American country music star Conway Twitty include “It’s Only Make Believe,” “Hello Darlin,” “I’d Love To Lay You Down and “That’s My Job.” In a career spanning 35 years, Twitty released 110 albums, sold more than 50 million records and topped the Billboard charts 55 times.
Twitty had his first hit record with the 1958 rock n’ roll song, “It’s Only Make Believe.” The single, released by MGM records, topped the charts in more than 20 countries and sold 8 million copies. Twitty released the country song “Hello Darlin,” in 1970. The No. 1 hit made history when it was played in space, as a gesture of international goodwill, during a joint mission between orbiting American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts.
Twitty released the hit song,“I’d Just Love to Lay You Down,” on the 1980 album “Heart and Soul.” He described it as a love song between a married couple, but some radio stations banned it, considering it too risque. In 1987, Twitty released the song “That’s My Job,” on the album “Borderline.” It tells the moving story of a father-son relationship, where the father says being a parent is his favorite job. “That’s My Job” is one of the most-requested songs on country radio on Father’s Day.
After his death in 1993, Twitty, whose real name is Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.