Keith Whitley

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Birthday
1, 1954
Birthplace
Ashland, KY
Death Date
May 9, 1989 (34)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1954
Birthplace
Ashland, KY
Death Date
May 9, 1989 (34)

About

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.

Before Fame

At eight years of age he could play guitar and by nine, he was singing on Charleston, West Virginia radio stations.

Trivia

His career was ultimately eclipsed by his alcoholism, and he died at home from alcohol poisoning.

Family Life

His wife Lorrie Morgan was a rising country singer when Whitley died.

Associated With

Alison Krauss recorded a popular cover of his hit, "When You Say Nothin' at All."