Conway Twitty “Grandest Lady Of Them All” on Pop Goes The Country 1977.

For the first time since 1967, a single of his failed to reach the top ten. Nevertheless, the single reached the top 20, peaking at number 16, but it was well below expectations. However, Twitty's popularity and momentum were unaffected by the song, as his next 23 consecutive singles all made it into the top 10, with 13 peaking at number 1.

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Single MCA Records 1978
Single MCA Records 1978

In 1978, Twitty issued the single “The Grandest Lady of Them All” honoring the Grand Ole Opry, but for the first time since 1967, a single of his failed to reach the top ten, as some radio stations refused to play a song honoring the property of a competitor (broadcast by WSM-AM). Nevertheless, the single reached the top 20, peaking at number 16, but it was well below expectations, and this set in motion the changes that were to take place in his career, including a new hairstyle, changing from the slicked-back pompadour style to the curlier style he would keep the rest of his life. However, Twitty’s popularity and momentum were unaffected by the song, as his next 23 consecutive singles all made it into the top 10, with 13 peaking at number 1, including “Don’t Take It Away”, “I May Never Get to Heaven”, “Happy Birthday Darlin'” and remakes of major pop hits such as “The Rose” and “Slow Hand”.



On the original 45 record, it was paired with another good song: The B-Side was “I’m Used To Losing You” from the pen of CONWAY TWITTY.





Conway Twitty – Grandest Lady Of Them All Lyrics

She’s never in the spotlights
But everybody knows that she’s the star
And once she shines upon you
She’ll make you truly proud of where you are.

She’ll wipe away the pain of all the dues she had to pay
When the curtain to her world starts to unfold
With mother tender hand she will applaud
And feed the hunger in your soul.

And she’s known as the Grand Ole Opry
Where the legend come to call
She’s the queen of country music
She’s the grandest lady of them all.

She sings of desperados
And lonesome whistle love and midnight train
And the coal mines of Kentucky
And how it feels to be out in the rain.

She sings of Texas cowboys of hoboes and the heroes
And the loneliness up where and prison blues
But most of all she sings about
The common people just like me and you.

And she’s known as the Grand Ole Opry
Where the legend come to call
She’s the queen of country music
She’s the grandest lady of them all…

Single MCA Record
Single MCA Record