Keith Whitley Songs On The Acoustic

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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.

A Hard Act To Follow Dance With Me Molly
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Dance With Me Molly hails from the 2000 album called Sad Songs and Waltzes but this one was never released as a single.

This song was the third single release from the album of the same name in 1988. Probably the most well known of Keith Whitley songs was Don't Close your Eyes which was a #1 hit for Keith in the US and went to #2 in Canada. Bob McDill penned 31 #1 hits for many country artists and this song was one of them. On the 1995 tribute album, Alan Jackson covered this song.

Don't Close Your Eyes I'm No Stranger To The Rain
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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. Joe Diffie covered this one on the 1995 tribute album to Keith.

In 1990 after Keith has passed away, the album "I Wonder Do You Think Of Me" had this song released as a single entitled I'm Over You. This song peaked at #3 on the country charts and Chris Young covered the song in 2010 but never released his version as a single.

I'm Over You Miami My Amy
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Keith Whitley released the album "LA To Miami" in 1985 and had several singles come from the album including this one called Miami My Amy which peaked at #14 on the country music charts. This was his first full length studio album.

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.

John Whitley (Keith's nephew) sings Tennessee Blues Here
Tennessee Blues Will You Miss Me
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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.

Keith with Ralph Stanley singing Will You Miss Me here

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