By any measure, the career of singer, songwriter, producer, entertainer and recording artist conway twitty stands among the greatest in the history of popular music. His 55 no. 1 singles are an astounding and singular accomplishment in the annals of the recording industry. Those hits drove sales of more than 50 million records, generating legions of loyal fans, and led to more than 100 major awards. His real name of course was harold jenkins and he took his stage name by conflating the names of two cities — Conway, Arkansas and Twitty, Texas.