This album was originally recorded in 1973. Conway and his band, the Twitty Birds, went into the studio and recorded 14 songs for the United States Armed Forces and they created a Navy Hoedown show and broadcast it on radio stations around the country. These never before released recordings are songs that were hits from those years and a few that he did in his show at that time. Tom Gramuglia, with Country Rewind Records, purchased the masters and contacted the Twitty family to see if they would be interested in partnering with them to release this great piece of work. His plan was to hire a Nashville producer to enhance the existing album. Conway's daughter Joni Lee Twitty suggested that she and her husband John Wesley Ryles co-produce the update of this album. Tom loved the idea. Joni spent countless hours in the studio with her dad absorbing everything she could from him. She also recorded a smash #1 hit, "Don't Cry Joni" with her dad.
Joni's husband, John, sang background vocals on all the songs. John had many hits as a country music artist but made the decision to quit touring and do studio work. He became one of Nashville's top background singers singing on multiple hit records. They hired Mark Capps to help with the engineering. Mark's father, Jimmy Capps, played acoustic guitar on Conway's albums for many years so there is a natural bond. Joni's sister Kathy's husband, Tony Durante, played acoustic guitar on two of the tracks. Kathy came up with the title for the album. Timeless was the perfect choice! They also had some of their great musician friends, Ron Oates and Kevin Williams, lend their musical genius to the album. These musicians have played on huge artist projects such as Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, The Gaither Vocal Band, and the list goes on and on. The enhancement they did made a great album shine even brighter. Conway's vocal performance is stellar! Get it today and enjoy some great, REAL Country Music. It will become obvious once you have heard this album why Conway Twitty is truly TIMELESS!
Scott Wikle produced and hosted a 4 hour tribute to Conway Twitty in honor of what would have been Twitty's 84th birthday and centered it around the release of "Timeless" Joni Lee Twitty was a guest on the show and gave us a track by track insight on the album. This was the worldwide radio debut for the album, which was played in it's entirety. With the original broadcast and show re-broadcasts, it became the most listened to show on the station to date. Joni's interview is archived on the YouTube channel for MKOC Radio.