To Reba McEntire, family means everything.
This is why we aren’t surprised to hear about this story, even if it did happen 26 years ago.
On June 4, 1993, Conway Twitty collapsed on his tour bus in Branson, Missouri and was rushed to a hospital in Springfield, Missouri. His children Joni, Kathy, Jimmy, and Michael were called because it wasn’t looking good for him.
They were all at Conway’s estate – Twitty City – which is just outside of Nashville. Three of the four siblings jumped in the car and drove to Springfield, which is a six to seven hour drive. Michael spoke with Reba McEntire in the middle of the night and told her the situation.
That’s when Reba did something he never expected.
She said, “Go to the airport, my plane is waiting, take it as long as you need it. I’ll call my pilot now.”
He did, and Conway’s four children were able to say goodbye to him before he passed away the morning of June 5th. Joni, Kathy, Jimmy, and Michael all flew back to Nashville later that day on Reba’s plane. Shortly after, Michael called Reba to see how much he owed her for the plane.
She said she wouldn’t accept anything from him.
“Your daddy took me on tour and gave me $5,000 a night when I wasn’t worth $500, you don’t owe me anything. I loved him,” she told Michael.
Conway’s grandson, Tre Twitty (Michael’s son), told this story on his Facebook page because in 2019, he had finally met the woman who made it all possible.
“I’ve been waiting 26 years to meet this wonderful lady and to tell her thank you,” he wrote. “I’m publicly telling this story because she is far too classy and modest to ever mention it.”
See the full post below.
I’ve been waiting for 26 years to meet this wonderful lady and to tell her thank you. I'm publicly telling this story…