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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 Boys. Whitley was singing lead… read more

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  • Avatar for adamprus
    I love his voice!
  • Avatar for TheHagMan
    Pure Pure Country - One of the greatest voices in country music, his legacy will live forever.
  • Avatar for SweetMelissa12
    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"!!
  • Avatar for fordman69
    heellllll yeeaaa
  • Avatar for bowdy007
    you are great man
  • Avatar for doctorjmo
    thank you,keith!!
  • Avatar for ihelix
    1989...very hard to believe it has been that long. My high school years were filled with his music....dammit, this world sucks!
  • Avatar for StamatinaZ
    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!
  • Avatar for heavenlypennies
    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!!!!
  • Avatar for haggardfan63
    he was and is amazzzzzzzzing

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