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"Jackie Keith Whitley" (b. July 1, 1954 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky d. May 9, 1989) was an American country music singer.

Early life

Whitley learned to play a guitar at a very young age, and became involved with a regional television show when he was eight years old. He and his friend, Ricky Skaggs, formed a bluegrass band, which landed both of them their first break in 1970, when they joined Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain…

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  • I love his voice!
  • Pure Pure Country - One of the greatest voices in country music, his legacy will live forever.
  • Let's hear it for Keith Whitley!! The members of the group [url=http://www.last.fm/group/Country+Artist+of+the+Week/]Country Artist of the Week[/url] have voted him into the group's "Hall of fame"!!
  • heellllll yeeaaa
  • you are great man
  • thank you,keith!!
  • 1989...very hard to believe it has been that long. My high school years were filled with his music....dammit, this world sucks!
  • May 9, 1989 - May 9, 2009 - 20 years after! Thank you Keith for your beautiful songs and your legacy! You are an amazing country singer and your presence appears in the most of country singers after you until today. You live always in my heart!
  • Thank You, Keith, so much for bringing country music to my ears!! If it weren't for you, George & Tim I would have NEVER started listening. I am so sad your not here, cuz I wonder what other great songs you would have came up with!!!!
  • he was and is amazzzzzzzzing

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