Keith Whitley

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Keith Whitley
Födelsenamn Jessie Keith Whitley
Född 1 juli 1954 (60 år)
Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Död 9 maj 1989 (25 år)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Bakgrund USA Sandy Hook, Kentucky, USA
Genre(r) Country, bluegrass
Roll Sångare, musiker, låtskrivare, musikproducent
Instrument Gitarr, sång, banjo, mandolin, piano, slagverk, bas
År som aktiv 1970 - 1989
Skivbolag RCA
Artistsamarbeten Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Gaudreau, Hank Williams, Jr.
Relaterade artister Clinch Mountain Boys, The Country Store, The New South

Jessie Keith Whitley[1] ,född 1 juli 1954[1][2], död 9 maj 1989, känd som Keith Whitley var en amerikansk countrysångare. Hans korta karriär inom mainstreamcountry varade från 1984 och fram till hans död 1989. Han hade 19 singlar på Billboards countrylistor, bland dem fem raka ettor: "Don't Close Your Eyes", "When You Say Nothing at All", "I'm No Stranger to the Rain", "I Wonder Do You Think of Me" och "It Ain't Nothin'" (de två sista postumt).

Diskografi[redigera | redigera wikitext]

Studioalbum[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Detaljer Topplaceirng Certifiering
US Country US CAN Country
1984 A Hard Act to Follow
1985 LA to Miami
  • Släpptdatum: August 1985
  • Label: RCA Nashville
26
1988 Don't Close Your Eyes
  • Släpptdatum: May 31, 1988
  • Label: RCA Nashville
8 121 10
  • US: Gold
1989 I Wonder Do You Think of Me
  • Släpptdatum: June 1989
  • Label: RCA Nashville
2 115
  • US: Gold
1991 Kentucky Bluebird
  • Släpptdatum: 1991
  • Label: RCA Nashville
45 17
1995 Wherever You Are Tonight
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Samlingsalbum[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Titel Topplacering RIAA
US Country US
1990 Greatest Hits 5 67 Platinum
1993 The Very Best of Keith Whitley
1995 Super Hits 51 Gold
1996 The Essential Keith Whitley
1998 Keith Whitley Remembered…The Encore Collection
2000 Sad Songs and Waltzes
(återutgåva av Somewhere Between)
2002 RCA Country Legends
2003 Platinum and Gold Collection
2006 16 Biggest Hits
2007 Keith Whitley: Collections

Singlar[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Singel Topplacering Album
US Country CAN Country
1984 "Turn Me to Love" 59 57 Hard Act to Follow
"A Hard Act to Follow" 76
1985 "I've Got the Heart for You" 57 L.A. to Miami
"Miami, My Amy" 14 38
1986 "Ten Feet Away" 9 16
"Homecoming '63" 9 25
1987 "Hard Livin'" 10
"Would These Arms Be in Your Way" 36 Don't Close Your Eyes
"Some Old Side Road" 16 32
1988 "Don't Close Your Eyes" 1 2
"When You Say Nothing at All" 1 *
1989 "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" 1 1
"I Wonder Do You Think of Me" 1 1 I Wonder Do You Think of Me
"It Ain't Nothin'" 1 1
1990 "I'm Over You" 3 3
"'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose" (with Lorrie Morgan) 13 13 Greatest Hits
1991 "Brotherly Love" (with Earl Thomas Conley) 2 6 Kentucky Bluebird
"Somebody's Doin' Me Right" 15 12
1995 "Wherever You Are Tonight" 75 Wherever You Are Tonight
2000 "Sad Songs and Waltzes" Sad Songs and Waltzes
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or not released
* denotes unknown peak positions

Musikvideor[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Video Regissör
1986 "Homecoming '63" Arnold Levine
1987 "Hard Livin'"
1988 "Don't Close Your Eyes" Michael McClary
"Honky Tonk Heart" (unreleased)
"When You Say Nothing at All" Stephen Buck
1989 "I'm No Stranger to the Rain"
"It Ain't Nothin'" Ethan Russell
1991 "Brotherly Love" (w/ Earl Thomas Conley) Jack Cole

Referenser[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  • Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. - [
  • Keith WhitleyAllmusic (engelska) Keith Whitley: Biography]. - Allmusic.
  • Skinker, Chris (1998). - "Keith Whitley". - The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music. - First Edition. - Paul Kingsbury, editor. - New York: Oxford University Press. - pp. 583–584. ISBN 978-0-19-511671-7

Fotnoter[redigera | redigera wikitext]

  1. ^ [a b] Whitburn, Joel (2006). - The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits. - Second Edition. - New York: Billboard Books. - p.382. - ISBN 978-0-8230-8291-9.
  2. ^ Stambler, Irwin, and Grelun Landon (2000). - Country Music: The Encyclopedia. - New York: St. Martin's Press. - p.533. - ISBN 978-0-312-26487-1.
    —Carlin, Richard (2003). - Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary. - New York: Routledge - p.427. - ISBN 978-0-415-93802-0.
    —Larkin, Colin (1995). - The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. - New York: Stockton Press - P.4462. - ISBN 978-0-85112-662-3.
    —Stanton, Scott (2003). - The Tombstone Tourist: Musicians. - New York: Pocket Books. - p.395. - ISBN 978-0-7434-6330-0.
    —Hicks, Jack. - "Singer Keith Whitley's Memory Alive Through Songs, Love in Home Town". - The Kentucky Post. - 25 september 1991.
    —"Country Music Star Keith Whitley Dead at 33". - Lexington Herald-Leader. - 10 maj 1989.
    —Hurst, Jack. - "Whitley's Last Days". - Chicago Tribune. - 14 maj 1989.
    —"Alcohol Kills Country Singer Keith Whitley". - United Press International. - (c/o The San Francisco Chronicle). - 10 maj 1989.
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