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Chris Young Played the Opry with Keith Whitley’s Guitar 10 Years Ago Today

Chris Young Played the Opry with Keith Whitley’s Guitar 10 Years Ago Today

Chris Young is not the kind of guy to make extravagant purchases, but 10 years ago, an item came up for sale that he couldn’t resist. Keith Whitley was one of Chris’ musical heroes – Keith tragically died in 1989 – so, in 2011 when one of Whitley’s guitars came up for sale, Chris knew…MORE

Chris Young Owns One Of Keith Whitley’s Guitars – and He Geeked Out About It

Chris Young Owns One Of Keith Whitley’s Guitars – and He Geeked Out About It

This past Sunday country music remembered one its greatest that left this world way too soon. May 9th was the 32nd anniversary of the passing of Keith Whitley. During the 1980s Keith had a string of hits including “I’m No Stranger To The Rain,” “When You Say Nothing At All,” and “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”…MORE

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “Don’t Close Your Eyes” With Keith Whitley’s Guitar at Country Music Hall of Fame

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “Don’t Close Your Eyes” With Keith Whitley’s Guitar at Country Music Hall of Fame

Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum hosted an online fundraiser via YouTube on Oct. 28 that featured a who’s who of country stars. Big Night (At the Museum) paired country music stars with historic instruments for a one-of-a-kind night of music. Artists taking part included Alison Brown, Kane Brown, Carlene Carter, Rodney Crowell,…MORE

Jon Pardi Releases Surprise Cover Album, “Rancho Fiesta Sessions” [Listen]

Jon Pardi Releases Surprise Cover Album, “Rancho Fiesta Sessions” [Listen]

Jon Pardi fans have reason to rejoice—the California native released a surprise cover album, Rancho Fiesta Sessions, on Aug. 14. The eight-song offering was recorded live in one night with Jon’s touring band at his home base in Nashville. “I nicknamed my place out here [in Nashville] Rancho Fiesta because it was fun and sounded…MORE

Still Rings True

Still Rings True

Keith Whitley’s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame will open on May 3. Photo courtesy Jim Shea/CMHOFMORE

Country Weekly 1996-01-23 Keith Whitley Sings Again

Country Weekly 1996-01-23 Keith Whitley Sings Again

Originally published in the Jan. 23, 1996 issue of Country Weekly featuring Tracy on the cover. This story is presented here in its entirety.   Keith Whitley died more than six years ago, but the legendary singer is still releasing critically acclaimed albums, thanks to modern technology. The latest Wherever You Are Tonight, features 10…MORE

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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