– Conway Twitty, one of America’s most-loved musical performers of
all-time with 55 No. 1 one hits to his credit (second only to George
Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive
almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993 There haven’t been
many releases of unreleased music from the Country Music Hall of Fame
member over the years, but that will change October 6 when Country
Rewind Records releases TIMELESS. The album will be available on CD at all major One Stops, and select retailers. TIMELESS will also be available for download through all major digital retail outlets and through CLICK HERE to pre-order TIMELESS.

The songs on TIMELESS haven’t been heard since their
recording in 1972, included in a series of musical recordings from top
artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program.
Performers such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings would
record fifteen-minute performances that would be distributed to over
2,000 radio stations throughout the world intended for commercial
release. Tom Gramuglia of Country Rewind Records, says that he can’t
wait for fans to hear these recordings – which put the recorded genius
of Conway Twitty on full display for all to hear.

“These recordings were long forgotten and few people who knew of
their existence. They’ve never before been made commercially available
to the public and I truly felt like this music needed to be shared with
long-time traditional fans, and heard by our younger generation of
Millennials who have a flavor and inkling for country music recording
artists that made American country music great.”

The music on TIMELESS is a mixture of many of the songs that
made Conway Twitty a household name, such as his signature song from
1970, “Hello Darlin,” as well as a pair of deeper Twitty cuts that are
no less historic or powerful – “The Image Of Me” and “Next In Line” (his
first top ten and number one hits, respectively) from 1968. His band,
the Twitty Birds – featuring steel guitar wizard John “Buttermilk”
Hughey, bassist “Big Joe” Lewis, and drummer Tommy “Pork Chop” Markham –
are featured on TIMELESS, as well as new musical accompaniment
produced by Twitty’s daughter and son-in-law, Joni and John Wesley
Ryles. Joni – who performed with her father on the 1975 classic “Don’t
Cry Joni” – says this music is something that Twitty’s loyal following
will want to add to their collection.

“When I heard it, I was blown away. I couldn’t be prouder of Dad’s
performance, and the Twitty Birds did such a great job. Every Conway
Twitty fan needs to hear this. My family could not be more pleased to
celebrate his life in music with this compilation of treasures.” Ryles
says that her family has been pleased to see that his music continues to
warrant praise and attention from many of today’s biggest stars –
something for which she is grateful.

“It is so gratifying to learn that today’s country music superstars
(Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and many more)
identify my dad as an impactful influence in their career development
and artistic direction—listening to his music growing up.”

While the sessions that comprise TIMELESS weren’t the
typical Decca recording session with Owen Bradley producing, these
tracks – cut at the studio of former Elvis Presley band member Scotty
Moore – drip with as much perfection as anything he cut at Bradley’s
Barn. It wasn’t like a typical session where everything was perfected,”
explained Ryles. “But, these songs are an incredible gift, and Daddy was
sounding as incredible as he ever did. These recordings make my heart
smile, and I think his fans will feel the same way.”

For more on TIMELESS and other Country Rewind Records productions,

TIMELESS Track Listing:

1. (Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date

2. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)

3. Hello Darlin’

4. How Much More Can She Stand

5. Working Girl

6. I Can’t See Me Without You

7. I Love You More Today

8. Crazy Arms

9. 15 Years Ago

10. Honky Tonk Man

11. The Image Of Me

12. If You Were Mine To Lose

13. Proud Mary

14. Next In Line

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