More than a dozen artists will take part in the Keith Whitley 30th Anniversary Memorial Concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater on May 9.
Artists performing include Caleb Daugherty, Carl Jackson, Corey Farlow, Cory Keefe, Darryl Worley, Dustin Keefe, Dylan Scott, Garth Brooks, Jesse Whitley, Joe Diffie, Kevin Denney, Larry Cordle, Mark Chesnutt, Mark Wills, Randy Hayes, Tom Buller, Tracy Lawrence, Trisha Yearwood and Wesley Dennis.
The concert will pay tribute to the life and career of Whitley, who died of alcohol poisoning on May 9, 1989, at the age of 33. During the course of his career, Whitley scored an array of hits, including “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” “When You Say Nothing at All,” “I’m No Stranger to the Rain” and more.
Each artist will sing one of Whitley’s songs backed by the Lorrie Morgan Band. Lorrie Morgan, who was married to Whitley for almost three years, will host the event with her son, Jesse Keith Whitley.
artwork courtesy of CMA