On this date – Keith Whitley
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 Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website with over 20 years experience in music journalism, concert planning, photography, and promotion. Jessica is a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the 2019 Leadership Kentucky BRIGHT Class and a recipient of the Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award. Listen to her each week on WFKY on Friday mornings for the Nashville News Roundup.