"I saw the Patsy Cline [musical tribute] years ago..." recalls Conway Twitty's daughter Joni. "I came to my borthers and sisters and I said, 'One day, well need to do something like this for Daddy.'"
And that's exactly what happened in 2008. Joni and sister Kathy got together to create a musical tribute to father, Conway Twitty and hand-selected country singer/songwriter Glen Templeton to play the part.
There were over 20,000 hopefuls, but by a landslide went with Glen to portray their father.
The family, and all in attendance at the premiere on Broadway, seemed to have a unanimous reaction.
"It's so accurate," remarked Kathy Twitty, "That it's almost like having an out-of-body experience... we loved it."
It's been said of Glen's voice that if you close your eyes it's haunting how much he sounds like Conway. See if you agree by watching a clip of the musical 'Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend' below.
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