The country singer Keith Whitley died at the age of 34. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Country singer who had five straight #1 hit singles in the 1980s, including “Don’t Close Your Eyes” and “It Aint Nothin’.” He released nineteen hit singles over the course of his life.
His wife Lorrie Morgan was a rising country singer when Whitley died.
“A lot of great bluegrass comes out of Kentucky. There’s a lot of great music, like the Judds, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ricky Skaggs, and Keith Whitley. There’s a lot of bluegrass intertwined with country music.” (Chris Stapleton)
“I had always loved music. I grew up listening to classic country, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard. My dad loved Vern Gosdin and Keith Whitley. So I kept going to class and started getting totally into playing guitar and teaching myself these songs.” (Jake Owen)
“One of the first records I bought for myself was a Keith Whitley record. I still love the ‘L.A. to Miami’ album. There were so many things on there – ‘Miami, My Amy,’ ‘Ten Feet Away,’ ‘Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her.’ I can put that album on repeat and listen.” (Chris Young)