It was on this day in 1989, 28 years ago, music suffered a tremendous and tragic loss. Keith Whitley was found dead in his Nashville home. The coroner later ruled his death due to alcohol poisoning. He was 33
Before his death, Whitley achieved chart success with his first Top 20 Country Hit single, "Miami, My Amy", which was released in 1986. While touring for his album L.A. to Miami, he married country singer Lorrie Morgan. In 1988, his first three singles from his studio album Don't Close Your Eyes, the title song, "When You Say Nothing at All" and "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" were number-one hits. His last two singles, "I Wonder Do You Think of Me" and "It Ain't Nothin'", were released after his death. Whitley continues to influence an entire generation of singers and songwriters. Gone but NEVER forgotten!