About the song

Conway Twitty was one of the most successful country music singers of all time, with 55 number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He was also known for his distinctive voice, his romantic lyrics, and his versatility in different genres. One of his most popular songs was “I’d Love To Lay You Down”, which was released in 1980 and became his 24th number one hit.

The song was written by Johnny MacRae, who also wrote hits for other artists like Ronnie Milsap, Charley Pride, and Reba McEntire. MacRae said he got the idea for the song when he saw a billboard that read “Lay Me Down Easy”. He thought that sounded like a good title for a song, but he wanted to make it more personal and intimate. He said he wrote the song in about 15 minutes, using his own wife as inspiration.

The song is a tender ballad that expresses the narrator’s love and desire for his partner. He tells her that he doesn’t care about her age, her weight, or her wrinkles, because he loves her for who she is. He says he wants to make her feel good and show her how much he appreciates her. He also says he wants to lay her down and make love to her, but not in a vulgar or disrespectful way. He says he wants to lay her down “with my feelings showing”, and that he considers it “a way of saying I love you”.

The song was well received by critics and fans alike, who praised Twitty’s smooth delivery and the song’s romantic message. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, but lost to George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. The song has been covered by several artists, including Daryle Singletary, Kenny Chesney, and Aaron Watson.