All too often in the music world, a talented artist leaves us far before their time. However, although they may be gone, the music they leave behind allows their legacy to prosper for new generations.
On May 9, 1989, country music lost one of its brightest stars...Keith Whitley. Over the course of his career, which was just short of two decades, Whitley touched country fans around the world with beautiful songs such as "Don't Close Your Eyes" and "When You Say Nothing At All."
Even now, 27 years after Whitley's death, he continues to serve as an influence to a new generation of country artists. Through their voices, and the stunning music he left behind, Whitley continues to live on.
In honor of Whitley's outstanding talent and music, we've complied a list of five of his most touching songs.