Keith Whitley Tribute Concert to Feature Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Tracy Lawrence, Joe Diffie & Many More

Keith Whitley Tribute Concert to Feature Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Tracy Lawrence, Joe Diffie & Many More

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.

Tickets go on sale on March 29 at 10 a.m. CT.

artwork courtesy of CMA

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson