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Subject: ARCHIVE: May 9, 1989 ~It was 30 years ago the Country music world lost Keith Whitley, whose recordings "Don't Close Your Eyes", "When You Say Nothing at All", and "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" -all #1 hits, ensuring a promising career, until his early death by alcohol overdose at age 33. ...


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Date Posted: Thursday, May 09, 05:58:59pm

American country music singer. During his career, Keith Whitley only recorded
two albums but charted 12 singles on the Billboard country charts, and 7 more after his death. ...

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Keith Whitley
[ Jackie Keith Whitley ]
July 1, 1955 May 9, 1989)


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. Years of alcoholism severely compromised his health and he died of alcohol intoxication in 1989 at his Goodlettsville home 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.

Learn MORE about the Life & Career of Keith Whitley.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Whitley
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2864/keith-whitley

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That would be hard to do - drink so much alcohol that it kills you (NT)RussFriday, May 10, 04:59:43am


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