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May 9, Whitley was survived by his wife, Lorrie Morgan, and son Jessie, as well as a step-daughter, Morgan. The couple had been married less than. Mar 24, Glamorous Nashville singer Lorrie Morgan began performing with pop-country god Kenny Rogers three months after the death of her husband, Keith Whitley, in She recently had what she describes as a brief dating relationship . Sports · Breaking · Business · Opinion · Entertainment · Gift Guide. May 9, Keith Whitley's death was a tragedy that cut short a brilliant career. Whitley was just three years into a marriage with Lorrie Morgan when he.
Critics regarded the album as too erratic. Whitley honed his sound within the next few years for his next album, L. The song was followed by three more hit songs: During his tour to promote L.
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The pair were married in Novemberand they had their only child, a son, Jesse Keith Whitley, in June Whitley also adopted Lorrie's daughter, Morgan, from her first marriage. During the new recording sessions inWhitley started feeling that the songs he was doing were not up to his standards, so he approached RCA and asked if the project of 15 songs could be shelved. He asked if he could assert himself more with the songs and production. The new album, titled Don't Close Your Eyeswas released inand the album sold extremely well.
Also on the album was a remake of Lefty Frizzell 's classic standard "I Never Go Around Mirrors," and the song became a huge hit at Whitley's concerts. The first three singles from the album—"When You Say Nothing at All," "I'm No Stranger to the Rain," and the title cut—all reached number one on Billboard Magazine 's country charts during the fall of and the winter ofwith the title track "Don't Close Your Eyes" being ranked as Billboard's No.
Galante approved of the musical flexibility that Whitley achieved with the song; however, he suggested that Whitley record something new and more upbeat. The result was a song Whitley had optioned for his previous album called I Wonder Do You Think of Meand was to result in his next album release. Alcoholism and death[ edit ] On the morning of May 9,Whitley awoke and had a brief phone call with his mother.
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He was then visited by his brother-in-law Lane Palmer, and the two had coffee and they were planning a day of golf and having lunch, after which Whitley had planned to start writing songs for Lorrie Morgan and himself to record when she returned from her concert tour.
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But something inside of him wouldn't let him.
It literally was like he had cancer and could not control. It was like a ticking timebomb.
I knew all this going into the relationship. I thought as much as I loved Keith, surely that would help him.
I feel in my own heart I kept Keith alive a lot longer because I was there all the time. I put everything on the back burner, including my career, to help Keith. It was a living hell. I was on pins and needles when he was on the road. We had six great months of nothing but pure ecstasy.
It was a heavenly marriage and home. We were together 24 hours a day. Then all of a sudden there was somebody there at the house I didn't know. I am thankful for those three years, as hard as the bad times were.
In those three years I've never in my life known love like Keith Whitley showed me. A lot of people never experience that. That was a liftime feeling.