When country artist Glen Templeton covers a classic song, he never fails to deliver something completely jaw-dropping. He has a timeless talent and style that works with both modern country music, as can be seen by his original hit song, “Ball Cap”, and the skills to render us speechless with his classic country covers like Conway Twitty’s “Goodbye Time”. It’s no different when it comes to his fantastic rendition of country music legend Keith Whitley’s “I Never Go Around Mirrors”.
Cowritten by Lefty Frizzell, “I Never Go Around Mirrors” was released on Keith Whitley’s first posthumous compilation album in 1991. The emotional song tells the story of a heartbroken man that just can’t seem to take care of himself any more. He doesn’t comb his hair, shave, and he depends on alcohol to get him through the day. It’s to the point that he strays from mirrors because he can’t look himself in the eye.
Though no one can perform this song quite like Keith, Glen’s rendition is definitely something to be talked about. His deep, smooth vocals are pleasing to the ears and embody the somber theme of the song. This cover performance is a must-see. Y’all will only be sorry if you don’t watch it.