Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley



Jackie Keith Whitley[1] (July 1, 1954[1][2] – May 9, 1989), known professionally as Keith Whitley, was an American country music singer. During his short career, Whitley charted 19 singles on the Billboard country charts.

Born in Ashland, Kentucky, Whitley grew up in nearby Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Whitley began his career there in 1970, performing in Ralph Stanley's band. Establishing himself as a lead singer in bluegrass music, Whitley moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1983 and began his recording career there. His first Top 20 Country Hit single, "Miami, My Amy", was released in 1986. While touring for his album L.A. to Miami, he married country singer Lorrie Morgan. In 1988, his first three singles from his studio album Don't Close Your Eyes, the title song, "When You Say Nothing at All" and "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" were number-one hits. Several years of alcoholism severely deteriorated his health and he died in 1989 at the age of 33. His later two singles, "I Wonder Do You Think of Me" and "It Ain't Nothin'", were released after his death. Whitley continues to influence an entire generation of singers and songwriters.



When You Say Nothing at All
"When You Say Nothing at All" is a country song written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz.
Kentucky Bluebird
Kentucky Bluebird is a compilation album by American country music singer Keith Whitley.
Don't Close Your Eyes
Don't Close Your Eyes is the second studio album by country music artist Keith Whitley and the last to be released during his lifetime.
I Wonder Do You Think of Me
I Wonder Do You Think of Me is a posthumous studio album released by country music artist Keith Whitley.

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