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Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn

Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn

Twitty & Lynn Bring country music history to the stage

October 30, 2023

Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn, the grandchildren of country music icons Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, perform Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lincoln Theatre, Marion, Virginia. The bring the magic of the past to life, celebrating the timeless art of duet singing and the legacies of their grandparents in their show, “A Salute to Conway & Loretta.”

The performance is more than a tribute; it’s a journey back in time, invoking the chemistry between their grandparents.

The duo’s performances are not mere impersonations but a heartfelt celebration of country music. Tre and Tayla capture the essence of their grandparents’ music and legacy while staying true to their own identities. Their shows are a testament to the enduring power of country music, passed down through generations.

Loretta Lynn herself has been impressed by the show and contributed her wisdom to the project. As a Country Music Hall of Fame member, she was deeply moved by the performances, which transported her back to a time when she and Conway were building their careers. Tayla Lynn, who spent time touring with her grandmother, says, “We have so much love and respect for Conway and Loretta, and we want to carry this on in such a way that we make our families proud.”

Tre and Tayla, performing together as “Twitty & Lynn”, made their debut on the renowned Grand Ole Opry stage, singing “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” on the same circle of wood where their grandparents once stood. The duo’s show revolves around the songs of Conway and Loretta, including duets like “After the Fire Is Gone” and “You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly,” as well as solo hits like “Hello, Darlin’” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

In addition to honoring their grandparents, Tre and Tayla are actively forging their own artistic identities. They are working on an album of original songs, collaborating with renowned songwriters and producers to create a blend of country and Americana music.

Their performances are characterized by an authentic, emotionally charged connection and an innate chemistry. Tayla even opens up about her personal journey to sobriety, sharing her tale of struggle and redemption with the crowd.

While they entertain, their ultimate goal is to pay homage to their grandparents’ legacies. Tre is actively advocating for Conway’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Tayla is preserving not just Loretta’s music but her fashion, as she wore one of her grandmother’s out?ts onstage at the Opry.

Tayla Lynn sums it up, “Conway and Loretta used to do everything with so much passion: the way they dressed, the way they recorded, the way they performed. We want to bring that to fans who were lucky enough to see our grandparents before and to those who are just learning about them.”

Tre Twitty adds, “Our show gives people an idea of what Loretta and Conway were like through their grandchildren’s eyes. It’s a special gift to keep that ?ame burning.”

Tickets are balcony $37, orchestra $43, premium $52 and VIP $100. Tickets are available on The Lincoln Theatre’s website www.thelincoln.org or by calling the box office, 276-783-6092.