Tagged: Keith Whitley

Bill Monroe and Ricky Skaggs, 1984. Photograph by Larry Dixon

Ken Burns discusses the complexity of country music’s story

When it comes to our musical heritage, there is nothing quite like the complex story of country music.  The people, instruments, and songs migrated from other parts of the world to form the genre that would last generations in different ways.  Ken Burns put together a team to document the...

Keith Whitley’s legacy lives on 30 years later

Thirty years ago today, country music lost the legendary Keith Whitley. He was just 33 years old, but he left his footprint on the hearts of many in country music, even to this day. Born on July 1, 1955 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, Keith Whitley had 19 singles that charted...

Keith Whitley 30th Anniversary Memorial Concert Poster - designed by Corey Frizzell.

Keith Whitley 30th anniversary memorial concert announced

In honor of the late great Kentucky native, Keith Whitley, a special 30th anniversary memorial concert has been announced in Nashville.  The Keith Whitley memorial concert will be held at the CMA Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets...

Keith Whitley exhibit coming to Country Music Hall of Fame

Keith Whitley exhibit coming to Country Music Hall of Fame

Keith Whitley has been added as a special exhibit with the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville beginning May 3, 2019. The Sandy Hook, Kentucky, native has influenced so many over multiple generations of music in bluegrass and country genres. The exhibit encompasses Whitley’s entire career, from his bluegrass...

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inducts 7 into 2011 Class

Melvin Goins of the Goins Brothers, Lorrie Morgan and Jesse Keith Whitley in memory of Keith Whitley, Larnell Harris, John Michael Montgomery, Steve Wariner, and Patty Loveless are the 2011 Class of the KY Music Hall of Fame. By Jessica Bray Kentucky’s finest musicians gathered at the Lexington Center in...

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced their class of 2011 today during a press conference conducted by Robert Lawson, Executive Director and Connie Hunt, Event Ceremony Executive Producer. Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, Molly O’Day and, Larnelle Harris will be the newest inductees into...