He was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi, in 1933, but adopted the stage name "Conway Twitty" in 1957.

Over his illustrious career Twitty topped of the Billboard chart 55 times, a record until 2006, with songs such as “Hello Darlin'” and “Slow Hand.”

Conway Twitty died at age 59 in 1993 while touring in Missouri. He was inducted posthumously into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.