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Chris Young Pays Tribute To Keith Whitley With 'When You Say Nothing At All' At The Opry

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Keith Whitley had so much talent and it is truly a shame that he left us when he was so young.

Nonetheless, his spirit has been kept alive by his music. Every time someone covers one of his many hit songs, you feel his presence immediately. This time was no different.

Chris Young, made famous for winning the fourth season of the singing competition Nashville Star, delivered an incredible rendition of Whitley's 1988 Number One hit, "When You Say Nothing At All".

Whitley released this Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz-written ballad on December 24, 1988. It was the second of five consecutive chart-topping singles for Whitley, who didn't live to see the last two. It is ranked 12th on CMT's 100 Greatest Lone Songs list.

Young does this song justice, and has been known to include this classic during his shows. In the middle of the song he even says, "Keith Whitley was one of my favorite's growin' up, so I had to do this."

Young's rendition is one that Whitley would be proud of. He incorporates all the elements that Whitley was, a classic, soulful country man.

Watch the performance below, you won't be disappointed.

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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