"Memories of Conway"
Michael Twitty and his son Tre
The Orange Blossom Opry
Saturday, January 11th, 2003
Country music cherishes family tradition and Michael Twitty is an integral part of
that great heritage. He is the oldest son of rock and country legend
Conway Twitty. Born November 25 in Helena Arkansas, Michael is not only carrying
on his father's celebrated legacy, he is making a mark of his own.
Although Michael Twitty spent much of his early life following the footsteps
of his father and other musical greats, one of Michael's earliest memories was
of riding a paddle wheel ferry boat down the Mississippi that was captained by
his Papaw. His adored Mamaw loving instilled in him the values and
integrity that are so important to Michael Twitty. But by age eight
music had overtaken his life and Michael found himself under the spotlight on
stage with his legendary father. Michael knew right then that this was
where he wanted to spend the rest of his life.
To Michael Twitty, entertaining an audience has become just as easy as having
a conversation with friends. Consequently, Michael often changes his
planned song list, saying he prefers to read the audience and give them
exactly what they want. Whether it is country top 40, old time rock and
roll, country classics or classic Conway. Michael instinctively knows
what each audience will enjoy most. And one successful show after the
other has proven that Michael Twitty does indeed know how to read an audience.
Michael truly possesses a rare ability to reach out and establish a very
special relationship with his fans. As did Conway, Michael can take an
audience inside the music. Whether it is the tender meaning of a soulful
ballad, or the frenzied excitement of a rockin', stompin' dance tune,
Michael's audiences live each song along with this irresistible
entertainer. His infectious energy, tremendous vocal ability, and timely
wit positively keep audiences on the edge of their seat for the entire
performance and on their feet at the close of his show.
Michael Twitty has taken his show around the world several times, from the
dynamic "Michael Twitty Show", to the critically acclaimed
"Memories of Conway Show", to the remarkable "Twitty Bird
Show". His many television appearances, video releases and
recordings have brought him even more recognition on an international
level. From Canada to Japan, Michael Twitty has won fans time and time
Recently, Michael has been taking his "Memories of Conway" show to
various casinos and theaters around the country.
Follow Michael down memory lane, while he shares his thoughts of his Dad in
story and song. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will
definitely entertain you.