BY LORIE LIEBIG
When they began collaborating in 1971, it marked the beginning of a legendary professional partnership that lasted over 17 years.
On Aug. 18, 1973, the duo hit No. 1 for the third time with their track, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”. The fun, uptempo love song instantly connected with the country music audience. Although the lyrical content was distinctly country and rooted in Southern culture, the track’s infectious rhythm helped it cross over onto the pop charts.
The song was the title track of Twitty and Lynn’s third collaborative album, which also became their first album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Between 1971 and 1988, the duo released 11 studio albums together and earned five No. 1 singles.
Although both Twitty and Lynn went on to record dozens of songs together after “Mississippi Man”, the track stands as an important landmark in their careers. It has been covered by countless artists from many genres, including Alan Jackson with Martina McBride, as well as Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood.
Take a moment to remember one of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s best tracks by watching the video below.