Conway Twitty’s Grandson Shares Amazing Story About a Generous Reba McEntire
I remember the night of Friday, June 5, 1993 clear as day. I was a 15-year-old watching TV in our family's living room when I saw terrible news break while I was watching the late news -- Conway Twitty had died after collapsing on his bus in Branson, Missouri.
My mom was in her room watching something else. I walked in to break the news to her. You see, Conway Twitty was mom's all-time favorite artist.
She took it okay. We embraced, cried a bit and were sad that the world would no longer get to be blessed by the "best friend a song ever had".
Needless to say, when I see anything about Conway Twitty, I think of my mom.
I thought about her when I read the following story from Conway's grandson Tre Twitty.
He posted a beautiful story and picture on Facebook about meeting Reba McEntire recently. It's something he's wanted to do for 26 years.
There was a very particular reason he's always wanted to meet the legendary country singer. She did something all those years ago that has meant the world to Tre and his family.
Instead of trying to re-tell the story, I'm going to just post it verbatim in Tre's words from his Facebook post.
Wow. Just wow.
That's the spirit of the country music community. It's a family and that's just the kind of thing you do for your loved ones.
Well done Reba, you are an absolute gem.
And thank you Tre for sharing this heart-warming story.
***Side note: Tre Twitty has teamed up with Tayla Lynn, granddaughter of Loretta Lynn, for a tour which features the music of their famous grandparents. Their Tribute to Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty just might be the show we should get down here in south Louisiana.***