A prolific CountryMusic singer, but he wasn't always one. Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, he grew up surrounded by the music and first recorded for Mercury in the 1950s. His first hits included "It's Only Make Believe", a major pop hit. After Ray Price cut one of his songs, Twitty shifted gears and went country in the sixties. From then until his 1993 death, he was a constant presence on the charts, both as a solo artist and as a recurring duet partner with Loretta Lynn.
In his career, Twitty sent 40 singles to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts, a record that stood until 2006 when Music/GeorgeStrait broke it.
* BallisticDiscount: The song "Saturday Night Special" features a variation of this. The narrator buys a pistol from a pawn shop with the intention of using it to kill himself, but as he is about to leave, he witnesses the shop's greedy dealer attempt to take advantage of a desperate woman attempting to hock her wedding ring.
* CommonMeter: "Tight Fittin' Jeans".
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Emmylou Harris covered "Lost Her Love on Our Last Date" as "Lost His Love on Our Last Date". And just to double this up, that song is just Floyd Cramer's "Last Date" WithLyrics.
* GenreShift: His jump from rock to country in the 1960s.
* IWillWaitForYou: Present in "Don't Cry Joni".
* IntercourseWithYou: Most of his 1970s material was ''made'' of this trope, but "I'd Love to Lay You Down" is a pretty strong example.
* PosthumousCollaboration: He was subject to a strange one by singer Anita Cochran in 2004. She and producer Jim Ed Norman spliced his voice together to create a "duet" vocal on "I Wanna Hear a Cheatin' Song".
** His "appearances" on Family Guy as a running joke.
* StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks: "Tight Fittin' Jeans".
* TruckDriversGearChange: Inverted on "I'd Love to Lay You Down", which repeats the chorus in progressively lower keys at the end.