Keith Whitley Cover Songs
On The Acoustic

Keith Whitley Cover Songs For the Acoustic Guitar

Welcome to my Keith Whitley cover songs page you'll find a collection of demo covers and full lesson tutorials available for purchase along with several free chord sheets in pdf. format. Help yourself to the free chord sheets where available.

Keith Whitley Cover Songs - Tutorials

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A Hard Act To Follow - Bitch At The Bottom
Dance With Me Molly
Don't Close Your Eyes - If A Broken Heart Could Kill
I'm No Stranger To The Rain - I'm Over You
Kentucky Bluebird
Miami My Amy - Tennessee Blues
Will You Miss Me

1. A Hard Act To Follow

This song A Hard Act To Follow was from the 1984 album of the same name and only reached #76 on the country charts. Conway Twitty had releaed the song a bit earlier in 1984 as well. This album of songs was sort of a warm up before Keith hit the big times with later releases.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
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  • Chords = C, F, G, Dm, Am, 
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2. Bitch At The Bottom

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = 
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = E, A, D, D7
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3. Dance With Me Molly

More info on the Dance With Me Molly Chords page.

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4. Don't Close Your Eyes

More info on the Dont Close Your Eyes Chords page.

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5. If A Broken Heart Could Kill

A song from keith's A Hard Act To Follow album from 1984. The song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th Fret
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  • Chords = C, G, D/Gb, Em, D, 
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6. I'm No Stranger To The Rain

This was the last single released from the "Don't Close Your Eyes" album and Keith Whitley lived long enough to see I'm No Stranger To The Rain peak at #1 in the US and Canada. One of those Keith Whitley cover songs Joe Diffie covered on the 1995 tribute album to Keith.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = 
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = E, A, B7, D, Dbm, Abm, Gbm, Gb
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7. I'm Over You

More info on my Im Over You Chords page.

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8. Kentucky Bluebird

This song appeared on the album of the same name from 1991. There were two singles released from the album but this song was not one of them.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo =No
  • Rhythm = 
  • Picking = 
  • Chords = E, Asus2, B, Abm
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9. Miami My Amy

more info on my Miami My Amy Chords page.

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10. Tennessee Blues

I have little info on this song was it was not part of the three albums released by Keith Whitley. Tennessee Blues is an old bluegrass number and Keith sang it with JD Crowe and The New South in the 1970's. His nephew, John Whitley also recorded this song and is also now deceased.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = 
  • Picking = 
  • Chords =  G, C, G6, Am, D7, G6, G7
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11. Will You Miss Me

Will You Miss Me is another bluegrass standard that Keith often sang while part of the Ralph Stanley bluegrass band. Here is an early clip of that performance.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D
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Keith Whitley On Billboard

Keith Whitley Documentary




Thanks for stopping by the Keith Whitley cover songs page. I'll be covering more of Keith's songs in the months ahead.


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