Today in Country Music March 29 featuring Conway and Loretta
Thursday, March 29
On this day in 2011, Reba McEntire became the latest country star to have a Barbie Doll made in her image… the doll has Reba in a red dress patterned after her on-stage look when she sings her show finale "Fancy"
Speaking of Reba, she grabbed her 16th Billboard top tune with the song that asked the question "Is There Life Out There" in 1992
Today in 2005, Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday" made it a third straight week at number one
And on this day in 1971, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn teamed up for the most popular song in the country with "After The Fire Is Gone"
"After the Fire Is Gone" is a 1971 duet single by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty and written by L.E. White as the only single released from the LP, We Only Make Believe. "After the Fire Is Gone" was the first number one on the U.S. country chart for Lynn and Twitty as a duo. It spent two weeks at number one and a total of 14 weeks on the chart. On the Billboard Hot 100, the single peaked at number 56.
In 1974, Willie Nelson and Tracy Nelson released a cover version which reached #17 on the country charts. Ricky Lynn Gregg released a version in 1994 from his album Get a Little Closer, but his version did not chart.
The song was recorded by Tanya Tucker on her 2010 album "My Turn." A duet version was recorded by Allison Moorer and Steve Earle on the 2010 tribute album to Loretta, "Coal Miner's Daughter."