Tre Twitty, Tayla Lynn bring grandparen­ts’ mu­sic to life

The Drumheller Mail - - Around Town - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Coun­try mu­sic fans have the rare op­por­tu­nity to hear some of the great­est songs writ­ten in the genre, but also have the de­scen­dants of the artist’s per­form and de­liver them.

On Novem­ber 30 the Bad­lands Community

It has sure been won­der­ful weather for the past week to work out­side dec­o­rat­ing the yard and house for Christ­mas. Nice to see all the lights and dec­o­ra­tions go­ing up every­where.

In Car­bon Public Li­brary news, con­grat­u­la­tions to Alice McIn­tosh on be­ing the win­ner for re­new­ing her mem­ber­ship.

Be sure to stop by or call Jay-Lynn at the Li­brary to reg­is­ter for the Ladies Paint Night on Novem­ber 26 at 6:30 p.m. There will be two paint­ings.

Fa­cil­ity will be host to A Sa­lute to Con­way and Loretta. What makes this event even more spe­cial is on stage will be Tre Twitty, the grand­son of Con­way, and Tayla Lynn, Loretta’ s grand­daugh­ter.

Loretta Lynn’s ca­reer has spanned six decades and she con­tin­ues today. Con­way Twitty was on the front line of good

The 2020 Car­bon Community Cal­en­dar is avail­able for pur­chase at the Li­brary or at Moun­tain View Fi­nan­cial. The 2020 for­mat is weekly draws which will in­crease the chances of win­ning.

Happy Birth­day wishes and Happy An­niver­sary to ev­ery­one cel­e­brat­ing this week.

Did you know that in May of 1933 the work on the “greens” of the Car­bon golf course was com­pleted and the sand and greens were in the best shape they had been for years. Mr. Reid was run­ning about a thou­sand head of sheep over the course for a week and by Satur­day the course should be in pretty fair con­di­tion for play­ing.

Have a good week ev‘ole rock and roll and then went on to have one of the most suc­cess­ful coun­try mu­sic ca­reers, in­ducted into the Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame and the Rock­a­billy Hall of Fame.

Tre has a deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the work his grand­fa­ther did and is happy many oth­ers have that same affin­ity.

“I con­sider it an hon­our more than any­thing, I get to be the one that car­ries my grand­fa­ther’s mu­sic for­ward and to tell his story,” said Tre. “Con­way is one of those leg­ends that doesn’t get talked about as much in com­par­i­son to his peers like Johnny Cash or Loretta, Ge­orge Jones or

Merle Hag­gard. They get talked about a bunch, but Con­way kind of gets sort of for­got about.”

“It’s an hon­our that I ac­cept and take very se­ri­ously.”

He says th­ese shows bring out a di­verse au­di­ence; ev­ery­one from diehard fans to ca­sual fans, to those who are not im­me­di­ately fa­mil­iar with his mu­sic. How­ever his cat­a­log of mu­sic is so large, of­ten there are a few that peo­ple rec­og­nize.

“I try to ex­plain what it is like to be at a Con­way show and what my first time was like at a Con­way show,” he said. “And then we sit back and sing all his hits. He had 55 num­ber one records, how crazy is that? You have our hard­core fans who know ev­ery song by heart, and then you have your fan who kind of likes Con­way, but didn’t know he sang all those hits. It is al­ways a mish­mash of peo­ple who come to the show for all kinds of dif­fer­ent rea­sons.” I’m a rock and roll kid at heart so I re­ally grav­i­tate to­wards his rock and roll ma­te­rial. There’s some­thing about that early Mem­phis rock­a­billy sound I love. There is a song called Lonely Blue Boy I do, it was his sec­ond-big­gest rock and roll hit af­ter It’s Only Make Be­lieve. It was a top 5 hit in 1960. That’s my favourite song.” Tre Twitty Coun­try Mu­sic Per­former

He says the show is not just per­form­ing Con­away and Loretta’s mu­sic, but they also take time to talk about their grand­par­ent’s ca­reer-mak­ing it a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

For Tre, his favourite song he likes to play is one of Con­way’s rock and roll hits.

“I’m a rock and roll kid at heart so I re­ally grav­i­tate to­wards his rock and roll ma­te­rial. There’s some­thing about that early Mem­phis rock­a­billy sound I love. There is a song called Lonely Blue Boy I do, it was his sec­ond-big­gest rock and roll hit af­ter It’s Only Make Be­lieve. It was a top 5 hit in 1960. That’s my favourite song.”

He is look­ing for­ward to the show. Tick­ets are avail­able at rock­et­lauch­con­certs.com or bk­tick­et­cen­tre.ca and River­side Value Drug Mart.

Tayla Lynn, grand­daugh­ter of Loretta Lynn and Tre Twitty, grand­son of Con­way Twitty will be per­form­ing at the Bad­lands Community Fa­cil­ity on Satur­day, Novem­ber 30.

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