53 Years Ago Today: Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn Record “After The Fire Is Gone”
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Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn are an iconic duo – as well as decorated solo artists – and we are celebrating them during a momentous anniversary of their song “After The Fire Is Gone.”
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s musical partnership was undeniably successful. They recorded a total of eleven studio albums together, achieving five number one hits. Additionally, they earned the title of Top Vocal Duo at both the CMAs and ACMs four times, along with a CMA Album of the Year award.
Their first-ever collaboration produced the hit “After The Fire Is Gone,” which released in January 1971 as the sole single from their debut joint album, We Only Make Believe.
Witnessing their live performance of the song, it’s remarkable to think this was their initial venture together. Their chemistry is palpable, and the music is nothing short of exceptional. It’s no surprise they continued to work together for many years.
“After The Fire Is Gone” enjoyed a 14-week run on the charts and earned Twitty and Lynn their very first Grammy Award. In 1974, Willie Nelson and Tracy Nelson recorded a cover version that reached number 17 on the country charts. The song has also been covered by Ricky Lynn Gregg and Tanya Tucker.
Experience the magic of Lynn and Twitty’s rendition of “After The Fire Is Gone” below!