Gene Watson Meets Billy Parks: Saturday 23 April 2022

Gene Watson

On Saturday 23 April 2022Gene Watson met up again with Billy Parks, a bus driver for Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 – Saturday 5 June 1993) and Loretta Lynn.

McMinnville Park Theater, 115 West Main Street, McMinnville, TN 37110

‘In McMinnville, Tennessee on Saturday 23 April 2022, I was happy to see an old friend backstage.

Billy Parks - longtime bus driver for Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) and Loretta Lynn - and Gene Watson at McMinnville Park Theater, 115 West Main Street, McMinnville, TN 37110 on Saturday 23 April 2022

It was the longtime bus driver for Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 – Saturday 5 June 1993) and Loretta Lynn, Mr. Billy Parks.

Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993)

Billy and I traveled a lot of miles together back when I first started my career as the opening act for Conway & Loretta.

I know I’ve told this story before, but when I was first starting out, before I had my own bus or my own band, I was driving my own car to open for Conway and Loretta’s shows.

I followed them on the road and so it might be a 12-hour drive from one show to the next, catch a few hours of sleep before it was time for soundcheck, then it was showtime.

I was completely worn out.  Kind-hearted Loretta took notice and insisted that I stop driving my car and ride her bus.

Billy Parks made me feel very welcome on the bus and I always appreciated that’

Source
‚ÄĘ Gene Watson on Facebook