On April 8, 1989, Keith Whitley went to #1 on the charts with “I’m No Stranger to the Rain.” I cannot believe that it has been 26 years since it was number 1. Keith Whitley has always been a big influence on a lot of singers with their performances and songwriting. With his influence and legacy left in the world of country music, I hope that one day that he is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He deserves a spot. He is already in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, so it is very fitting that he be included along the greats with the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Jessica Bray is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. Jessica has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite country music singers. She is a Kentucky Colonel, as well as a collector of Volkswagen and Gnome items. Most recently, she was named Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients for 2018.