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The Next Keith Whitley? William Michael Morgan Pays Tribute To The Late Country Legend

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William Michael Morgan is unlike anyone in the country music scene right now.

At the ripe-old age of 22, Morgan sings like he has been doing it for decades. His influences are classic country singers including Merle Haggard, and George Jones, which is no surprise once you hear him sing.

Although the lyrics tell you not to, if you close your eyes when he covers Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes", it's hard to distinguish if he is a country music newcomer or a veteran.

His rendition of the legendary song is as pure as it gets. Strumming his acoustic guitar on the couch, Morgan exemplifies what country music is all about: raw emotion. 

"Don't Close Your Eyes" was released as Whitley's third single for his 1988 album of the same name. It was Billboard's Number 1 country single for that year and has been covered by multiple artists including Alan Jackson and Kellie Pickler.

Morgan embodies a true country singer and we can't wait to see what else he can come up with!

Take a look at Morgan's version below, you won't be disappointed. 

Lyrics Below

I know you loved him
A long time ago
Even now in my arms
You still want him I know
But darling this time
Let your memories die
When you hold me tonight
Don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Maybe I've been a fool
Holding on all this time
Lyin' here in your arms
Knowing he's in your mind
But I keep hoping some day
That you'll see the light
Let it be me tonight
Don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

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