Harold Lloyd Jenkins couldn’t decide whether to be a basball player or a preacher. He ended up as a member of The Country Music Hall Of Fame.
Conway Twitty, stage name taken from Conway Arkansas and Twitty, Texas, formed he first band when he was ten years old. He continued to perform as a rock and roller while in the serice. Before signing a contract with MGM, he and band member Jack Nance wrote “It’s Only Make Believe.”
It took a while but on November 10, 1958, “It’s Only Make Believe” topped The Billboard Hot 100. It fell to number two the next week but returned to the top on November 24.
He would remain a rock artist until the mid-1960 whn he switched to country. He had 33 singles reach number one on the Country Chart.