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Country legends’ grandchildren to stage tribute show

Tayla Lynn

Country music fans in southern Alberta will find out May 6 that the adage is true: the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
The grandchildren of two of country music’s greatest stars will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod.
Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn, whose grandparents are Conway Twitty and Lorretta Lynn, respectively, will stage their 25th Anniversary Tour: A Tribute to Conway and Loretta.
Conway Twitty had 54 chart-topping albums in a career that started in 1958 and continued to his death in 1993.
Twitty had 55 singles that reached No. 1 on the country charts.
“I feel like my grandfather is one of the greatest singers who ever lived,” Tre Twitty said. “Regardless of genre. His vocal control and dynamics are unmatched.”
“His career is like no other in country music in terms of scope and influence. His early rock n roll work influenced everyone from the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Motörhead. And his country influence is obvious. His connection to an audience was subtle and honest. He needed nothing other than a microphone and a smile to captivate a crowd.”
Lorretta Lynn had 10 albums and 16 singles that reached No. 1 on the charts during her career.
Twitty and Lynn also combined to produce five No. 1 hits as a duet.
Tre Twitty joined his father Michael Twitty on a tribute show titled “Memories of Conway” that played sold-out shows across North America.
While at Lorretta Lynn’s show “Remembering Conway,” Tre Twitty met Tayla Lynn, the granddaughter of Loretta.
Knowing well the popularity of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Tre and Tayla thought fans might enjoy seeing the legends’ grandchildren perform a tribute show.
The chemistry was there and the crowd response convinced Tre and Tayla they were on to something.