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Country music star Keith Whitley caused a little rain of his own when a breathtaking performance of his hit single sent viewers and fans to tears! Performing the somber ballad “No Stranger To The Rain,” Whitley mesmerized fans with his rich vocals and unique talent, falling captive to his emotional lullaby.
“No Stranger To The Rain” was written by Sonny Curtis and Ron Hellard and reflects on the struggles and hardships that one must endure in life, and how those experiences can shape and define a person. The opening lines of the song, “I’m no stranger to the rain, I’m a friend of thunder / Friend, is it any wonder lightning strikes me?” set the tone for the rest of the song, expressing a sense of resilience and determination in the face of adversity.
In 1989, Whitley picked up a number-one single on the Billboard charts for the ballad. However, the singer’s chart-topping success would, unfortunately, come to an end, as this was the last single he would see be claimed the number-one spot on the Billboard charts during his lifetime.
At 34, Whitley’s life was taken away from him, yet his music and spirit is alive and well, residing in the hearts and lives of fans that cling dearly to this star’s timeless talent.
This video was taken at the Wembley International Festival of Country Music, which became Whitley’s only performance in the UK.
Watch this glorious live performance and see why so many people are loyal fans to this spectacular artist.