Twitty & Lynn
There's never been a more dynamic country music duo than Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn! Now, the torch has been passed to the next generation...Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty. It's a must see show with Tayla and Tre delivering their iconic grandparents super hits! Along with stories behind the songs, Tayla will bring on the laughs and sometimes the tears with her stories about traveling on the road with her Memaw, and how Loretta was inspired to pencil those words from her heart onto a yellow legal pad and spin them into country gold. Tre Twitty is Conway's grandson and with his smooth style and delivery you'll feel that his Poppy is right back on that stage!
Tayla Lynn’s life has all the elements of a great country song, which perhaps isn’t too surprising given she was born into the musical dynasty created by her grandmother, Loretta Lynn. Tayla’s warmth and enthusiasm make it easy to feel comfortable in her presence, whether you’ve known her for a few minutes or many years. There is a strength in her voice, truth behind her piercing blue eyes and genuine affection when she speaks of family.
But Tayla’s journey through life, like the best country ballad, has had more than its share of peaks and valleys. Her story is one of heartache and regret, but also of recovery and grace. She loves to the depths of her soul because she knows what it’s like to have a broken heart; she is gentle and kind because she has experienced abuse and loss; she sings because she has an amazing story to tell.
Tayla’s passion for singing and performing was sparked at an early age thanks to her grandmother, who often invited her to go on the road with her during the summer. “Memaw [as she affectionately calls her grandmother] gave me my first experience singing before a crowd when I was 14,” she recalls. “I wanted to sing ‘I’m a Honky Tonk Girl’ because that’s the song I remember her singing in the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, which I used to watch over and over again.”
Later on, Tayla moved in with her grandmother after her grandfather’s death. “After about six months,” Tayla says, “Memaw asked me if I wanted to go on the road with her, which had been my life’s dream. I shared a twin bed with her in the back of the bus for a year, and that’s when she taught me how to walk the stage, sing a sad song, be funny and treat the audience like you are in their living room.” “She always wanted to sing my songs,” Loretta Lynn says of Tayla. “That girl is a fan of country music, especially her Memaw’s. When Doo died, I wouldn’t have made it without her. She was my angel.”
Tayla’s success has come at a price. It’s impossible to speak of her achievements without acknowledging the life she’s lived in between. Her experiences are wrapped up in her music as she writes and sings her truths about love, addiction, motherhood and the coal dust that runs through her Kentucky veins.
Tayla approaches the conversation of her alcohol and substance addictions and subsequent recoveries – three in a span of 20 years, though she’s been clean since 2013 – with unflinching honesty. In fact, the music she writes today tells of her path to redemption. “When I was younger, I wanted everything to be crazy – wild and uninhibited,” she muses. “Now I write from a place of sobriety and recovery through faith. At the core of it, the gift I feel like I’ve been given from Him is to share my journey through music.”
Since 2016, Tayla has released two solo projects. Her first solo project, The Ranch, was an EP released under indie label London Tone Music. After signing a record deal in September 2019 with Tracy Pitcox – a longtime friend of her grandmother’s – at Heart of Texas Records, Tayla began to work on the tribute album she released in May 2021, lovingly titled Tayla Lynn Sings Loretta Lynn. Her grandmother is billed as a co-writer on the project, which features duets with greats like Tony Booth (“Sweet Thang”) and her Aunt Patsy Lynn Russell (a reprise of her grandmother’s most-famous song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”). “I’m real proud of this record she did of my songs,” Loretta Lynn adds, fondly. “She’s got a lot of me in her, but she’s all Tayla.”
Tayla is currently on tour with Tre Twitty (Conway Twitty’s grandson). Together they lovingly Salute Conway and Loretta through the songs and stories of their grandparents. Additionally, they are spending time in the studio recording an album together that will be released in the Summer of 2022!
Tayla and her husband, Jon, live on 30 acres connected to the Loretta Lynn Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN, where they are raising their two sons, Tru and Scout.
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