Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1989 Keith Whitley picked up a #1 single in Billboard with "I'm No Stranger To The Rain"?

Keith Whitley

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Keith Whitley.

  • Jackie Keith Whitley was born on July 1, 1955 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.
  • He was a bluegrass prodigy, who got his start playing in imitation of the Stanley Brothers.
  • As a young man, he and childhood friend Ricky Skaggs got the opportunity to play with the man himself -- Ralph Stanley.
  • He performed with the bluegrass legend's Clinch Mountain Boys until 1972.
  • At the peak of his stardom in 1989, he died from an alcohol overdose.