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Keith Whitley

Singer
Male
Born Jul 1, 1954
Hometown Ashland, Kentucky
Died May 9, 1989
Death Place Best state ever y...

Jackie Keith Whitley, known professionally as Keith Whitley, was an American country music singer. Whitley's brief career in mainstream country music lasted from 1984 until his death in 1989, but he continues to influence an entire generation of singers and songwriters.… Read More

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Keith Whitley
Keith Whitley
d.1989

parents

  • Elmer Whitley
    Elmer Whitley
    Father
  • Faye Whitley
    Faye Whitley
    Mother

siblings

  • Mary Whitley
    Mary Whitley
    Sister
  • Randy Whitley
    Randy Whitley
    Brother
  • Dwight Whitley
    Dwight Whitley
    Brother

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CHILDHOOD

1955 Birth Born on July 1, 1955.

TEENAGE

1969 14 Years Old In 1969 he performed in a musical contest in Ezel, Kentucky, with brother Dwight on five-string banjo. … Read More
1974 19 Years Old Whitley became lead singer for Stanley in 1974. … Read More

TWENTIES

1983 28 Years Old He moved to Nashville in 1983 to pursue a country music career and soon signed a record deal with RCA Records.
1984 29 Years Old Whitley's first solo album, A Hard Act to Follow, was released in 1984, and featured a more mainstream country style. … Read More

THIRTIES

1986 31 Years Old 1 More Event
L.A. to Miami, released in 1986, would give him his first Top 20 country hit single, "Miami, My Amy". … Read More
1987 32 Years Old During the new recording sessions in 1987, Whitley started feeling that the songs he was doing were not up to his standards, so he approached RCA and asked if the project of 15 songs could be shelved. … Read More
In early 1989, Whitley approached Sony Music Nashville chairman Joe Galante with the intention of releasing I Never Go Around Mirrors as a single. … Read More
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