Conway Twitty is without a doubt a legend in the country music community. Like Merle Haggard, Charley Pride, and other classic artists, Conway Twitty passed his musical skills and talents on to his children.
Twitty has four children across two marriages, and three of them followed in the footsteps of their father in the world of country music.
Michael Twitty has been a country music singer since the ’70s. Back then, he cut at least two singles with Capitol Records, “Mississippi Rolling Stone” and “The Closest Thing to You.” He also recorded his own version of “The Gambler,” under the name Charlie Tango as well as his 1984 album Ramblin’ Man.
Since then, Michael has become a tribute act to his late father and has even done duets alongside Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter Tayla Lynn.
Conway’s daughter Joni Lee, is probably the most prominent out of all his children that inherited his musical talent. At age 16, Joni sang two songs with her dad: “Don’t Cry Joni” and No. 1 country hit “Touch The Hand.”
Nowadays Joni is happily married to singer-songwriter and Nashville session musician John Wesley Ryles.
Kathy Twitty also pursued a music career and like her brother Michael, she also performed under a stage name. Kathy recorded under the stage name Jessica James, and primarily focused on performing as a tribute act.
Conway Twitty may have passed away in 1993, but thanks to his children, the country superstar’s legacy lives on.