The Grand Ole Opry is honoring Keith Whitley on Oct. 14 with a special show, “I Wonder Do You Think Of Me: The Opry Remembers Keith Whitley.”
The show will feature performances and remembrances from Whitley’s widow Lorrie Morgan and his son Jesse Keith Whitley as well as Opry member and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks, who officially inducted Whitley into the Country Music Hall of Fame last year. Terri Clark and Ashley McBryde will perform as well, with additional artists to be announced soon.
Whitley was enjoying tremendous success and would’ve been surprised in the spring of 1989 with his dream of becoming an official Opry member. He passed away just three weeks before learning that he was to have reached that goal.
“Keith Whitley made an indelible mark on country music and our Opry family,” says Dan Rogers, Grand Ole Opry Vice President & Executive Producer. “Week after week, those who knew him still talk about him in our backstage hallways and many of those who have come along in the 34 years since his passing cite him as a key influence on their own musical styles. It’s going to be a great night of music as we bring several of those artists together to recall one of the greatest voices to have taken the Opry stage.”
The night will feature two shows and tickets are on sale now at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com. Portions of the show will air as a Saturday night Opry Live later this year on the Circle Network as well as Circle All Access’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The show can be heard on opry.com and wsmonline.com, SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse and the show’s flagship radio home, WSM Radio.
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