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Songwriter Paul Overstreet Performs His Biggest Hit, Keith Whitley's 'When You Say Nothing At All'

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Keith whitley Songs | Songwriter Paul Overstreet Performs His Biggest Hit, Keith Whitley's 'When You Say Nothing At All' | Country Music Videos
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There are so many talented songwriters in country music, but they oftentimes don't get the credit they deserve. 

Paul Overstreet is one of those songwriters, and over the course of his career he's written a total of 27 Top Ten songs, including Randy Travis's "Forever And Ever Amen," Kenny Chesney's "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy," and Blake Shelton's "Some Beach."

But as Overstreet says himself, his song with the most airplays and the one that has been recorded by the most artists is none other than Keith Whitley's, "When You Say Nothing At All."

"When You Say Nothing At All" was released by Whitley in 1988, and went on to snag the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Alison Krauss went on to cover the song in 1995, and her version climbed to the third spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

In addition to being a songwriter, Overstreet is also a singer himself. When he performed during the Key West Songwriter's Festival in May of 2009, it was a no-brainer for him to perform "When You Say Nothing At All."

Overstreet's rendition of the song is soft and simple, staying pretty true to how Whitley performed the song.

You can watch Overstreet's performance of "When You Say Nothing At All" in the video below, along with the official music video for Whitley's version.

Hats off to Overstreet for writing such an incredible, memorable song.

LYRICS BELOW

It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart
Without saying a word you can light up the dark
Try as I may I could never explain
What I hear when you don't say a thing

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
Now you say it best, when you say nothing at all

All day long I can hear people talking out loud
But when you hold me near you drown out the crowd
Old Mister Webster could never define
What's being said between your heart and mine

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me
There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me
A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
Now you say it best, when you say nothing at all

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