Lorrie Morgan Performs Her Late Husband Keith Whitley’s Iconic Song ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’

Lorrie Morgan Performs Her Late Husband Keith Whitley’s Iconic Song ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ | Country Music Videos

antmaurizio / YouTube


While this may have been one of the hardest performances Lorrie Morgan has ever given, fans say it was also “the best she has ever sounded.

Performing one of her late husband Keith Whitley’s most iconic songs, Morgan put everything she had into singing the heartbreaking lyrics, which were written by Bob McDill.

Whitley released “Don’t Close Your Eyes” as the third single off his 1988 album of the same name. It shot straight to number one on the country charts and became Billboard‘s number one country single of the year. 

Sadly, after only releasing two albums to his name, Whitley passed away on May 9, 1989. There have been four posthumous album releases since his passing, one release just three months after he died.

The video of her live performance of “Don’t Close Your Eyes” cut to a sweet montage of photos and videos of Morgan and Whitley together through the years. It closes with footage of the married couple slow dancing.

Morgan and Whitley were married in 1986 and have one child together, Jesse Keith Whitley, who is also a musician.

Watch Morgan’s moving rendition of “Don’t Close Your Eyes” below. 

Country Rebel on Spotify

Now On Spotify!



Trending Artists

Premium Partners

Country Rebel partner Society of Rock
Country Rebel partner World War Wings
Country Rebel partner Country Music Nation
Country Rebel partner Country Music Family
Country Rebel partner Stoney's Rockin' Country
Country Rebel partner The Bluestone

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.