Keith Whitley

American singer Keith Whitley

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.
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Keith Whitley's personal information overview.
Deceased
09 May 1989
Death Place
Nashville

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Hats Off! Nashville Music Scene Looking Cosmopolitan - The Ledger
Google News - over 6 years
The Internet doesn't turn up much more of him beyond that song and some carefully chosen covers: George Jones, Keith Whitley and the like. In the video for "Mr. Bartender," his head is bare: He looks like he could use a cowboy hat
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In Nashville, Luke Bryan and Others Forgo Cowboy Hats
NYTimes - over 6 years
PACK up the 10-gallon hats and the dirty, worn-thin Wranglers: the tough guys lost. This month “Tailgates & Tanlines” (Capitol Nashville), the third album by the country singer Luke Bryan, made its debut atop the Billboard country charts. Like his previous releases, it’s full of genial and only slightly dusty country, with
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Ben Parker Project to compete in Battle of the Bands in Tennessee - The Decatur Daily
Google News - over 6 years
Culminating the event is the Saturday concert featuring Montgomery Gentry, Worley with Jesse Keith Whitley, the Tony Bridges Band and the Battle of the Bands winner. The Ben Parker Project will vie for that spot Saturday at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of
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Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice New Band Member, Chris Davis - Cybergrass
Google News - over 6 years
He was influenced not only by family, but other bluegrass musicians and singers as well, such as Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Red Allen and Keith Whitley. Chris has endured many personal obstacles over the years. One of these many obstacles was the
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Bands, volunteers line up to join Worley for Tennessee River Run - Jackson Sun
Google News - over 6 years
17 is Country Music Night, when the Tony Bridges Band, the 2011 Battle of the Bands winner, Montgomery Gentry, Jesse Keith Whitley and Worley will perform. River Run promoters hope to achieve an attendance record this year, said Courtney Goolsby,
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The Boxcars On Track with Top IBMA Award Nominations - Cybergrass
Google News - over 6 years
Almost immediately he was drawn to the music of such greats as Tony Rice, Keith Whitley, the Bluegrass Album Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and Ricky Skaggs, and he soon began playing with various local and regional bands
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Lyle Lovett & His Large Band at Ravinia | Concert preview - Time Out Chicago
Google News - over 6 years
Keith Whitley drank himself to death. Clint Black wasted all his good songs early. Reba morphed into the country & western Liza Minnelli. Of the class of 1986–89, the only country artist to maintain dignity, consistency and chops is the scarecrow-esque
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Bradley Gaskin's New Traditionalism - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
His frame of reference is the world of George Jones, Conway Twitty, George Strait, the late Keith Whitley and Merle Haggard. He sings timeless, raw honky-tonk ballads, the kind that tended to get buried in recent years. This is his first single: "Mr
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NEW MUSIC: Jesse Keith Whitley - 'Kentucky Thunder' - MusicRemedy
Google News - over 6 years
Jesse Keith Whitley is the song of Keith Whitley who was an American country music singer. "Kentucky Thunder" is the new single from his debut album. Country artist Jesse Keith Whitley released the "Kentucky Thunder" song in August, 2011
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The Charlie Sizemore Band On Mountain Stage - NPR
Google News - over 6 years
A clear, crisp tenor, Sizemore spent nine years as a singer for Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, directly following in the footsteps of country star Keith Whitley. Sizemore's set includes the lighthearted "No Lawyers in Heaven" and "Alison's
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Scotty McCreery performs at RBC Center tonight - News & Observer
Google News - over 6 years
Concert-goers also can expect a duet between Lauren and Scotty on "When You Say Nothing At All," the country song previously performed by both Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss. At previous stops, Scotty has been soloing on Thompson Square's "Are You
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Jamey Johnson/ Merle Haggard to Perform at Von Braun Center, 7/30 - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
... classic old country music regularly performs oldies in his stage shows, including Kris Kristofferson's "For the Good Times," Vern Gosdin's "Set 'Em Up Joe," Mel Tillis's "Mental Revenge" and "Lonely at the Top" co-written by the late Keith Whitley
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Jessica Lea Mayfield On Sad Songs: "I Don't Want to Listen to 'Walking on ... - Dallas Observer (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
I love people like Keith Whitley. But I also love Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden. It's a big mix of things that somehow come together in my music. You've said that Dave Grohl was one of your biggest influences. Any Foo Fighters songs in the set?
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Home-grown headliner - Charlotte Observer
Google News - over 6 years
Concertgoers also can expect a duet between Lauren and Scotty on "When You Say Nothing At All," the country song previously performed by both Keith Whitley and Alison Krauss. At previous stops, Scotty has been soloing on Thompson Square's "Are You
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Go! Weekend Planner - Columbia Daily Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
Rickie Lee Tanner 7 pm at the Boone County Fair grandstand. The Brothers Image Band 9 pm at the Boone County Fair grandstand. Eric Lee Beddingfield, Jesse Keith Whitley 9 pm at the Snorty Horse Beer Garden at the Boone County Fair
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Reviews of bluegrass music releases - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 6 years
Songs include three Jim Eanes numbers - "Let Him Lead You," "Old Satan" and "Call Out To Jesus"; Roy Acuff's "Battle of Armageddon"; Sparks' "That Awful Day"; Keith Whitley's "Great High Mountain"; and the traditional "When I Lay My Burdens Down," "I
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Chris Young - the new Keith Whitley? - Country Standard Time (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
His songs are usually about life and love, and his voice recalls the late Keith Whitley - at times. Young's third album hit the market on Tuesday, and it should be fun to see one of country's newest (and classiest) stars rise up the charts
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Country singer Easton Corbin is true country - Youngstown Vindicator
Google News - over 6 years
Little did he know he was getting schooled in the traditional country sounds of Merle Haggard, George Strait and Keith Whitley. Now his debut record is getting compared to those giants. “I love those guys, and like I always say, nobody will ever fill
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Keith Whitley
    TEENAGE
  • 1989
    The album was released three months after his death, on August 1, 1989.
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    On the morning of May 9, 1989, after a weekend of drinking and partying, Whitley awoke and spoke with his mother briefly on the phone.
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    In early 1989, Whitley approached Sony Music Nashville chairman Joe Galante with the intention of releasing I Never Go Around Mirrors as a single.
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  • 1987
    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.
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  • 1986
    During his tour to promote L.A. to Miami, he met and began a romantic relationship with country singer Lorrie Morgan. The pair were married in November 1986, and they had their only child, a son, Jesse Keith Whitley, in June 1987.
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    L.A. to Miami, released in 1986, would give him his first Top 20 country hit single, "Miami, My Amy".
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  • 1984
    Whitley's first solo album, A Hard Act to Follow, was released in 1984, and featured a more mainstream country style.
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  • 1983
    He moved to Nashville in 1983 to pursue a country music career and soon signed a record deal with RCA Records.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Whitley became lead singer for Stanley in 1974.
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  • 1969
    In 1969 he performed in a musical contest in Ezel, Kentucky, with brother Dwight on five-string banjo.
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  • OTHER
  • 1954
    Born on July 1, 1954.
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