is a Keith Whitley: A Tribute Album tribute album to American country music singer Keith Whitley. It was released in 1994 via BNA Records.
Content [ edit ]
The album includes renditions of Keith Whitley's songs by various
country music artists, as well as the original tune "Little Boy Lost", co-written and sung by Daron Norwood, and four previously unreleased songs from Whitley himself: "I'm Gonna Hurt Her on the Radio", "Charlotte's in North Carolina", "The Comeback Kid", and "I Just Want You", on which his widow, Lorrie Morgan, was dubbed in as a duet partner. The final track, "A Voice Still Rings True", is an original composition as well, credited to the "All-Star Band". It features John Anderson, Steve Wariner, Sawyer Brown, Joe Diffie, and Ricky Skaggs on lead vocals, with backing vocals including Tanya Tucker, Mark Collie, T. Graham Brown, Deborah Allen, Rhonda Vincent, Dean Dillon, Turner Nichols, Earl Thomas Conley, and Larry Cordle. [1 ]
Alison Krauss's rendition of " When You Say Nothing at All" was released as a single from the album in 1995.
Critical reception [ edit ]
An uncredited review in
Allmusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, praising the performances of Alan Jackson, Diamond Rio, Alison Krauss, and Joe Diffie in particular. [2 ] also reviewed the album favorably, with an also uncredited review saying that "But while the artists paying their respects do their best to capture the spirit of Whitley's originals, it is the four previously unreleased cuts sung by the man himself…that ultimately prove to be the most satisfying." People [3 ] Alanna Nash of was less favorable, saying that "only Morgan and Entertainment Weekly [Mark] Chesnutt match Whitley's pained intensity" and giving the album a "C+". [4 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Don't Close Your Eyes"
Alan Jackson 4:14
Ten Feet Away"
Billy Sherrill, Max D. Barnes, Troy Seals
Diamond Rio 3:28
"I'm Gonna Hurt Her on the Radio"
Mac McAnally, Tom Brasfield Keith Whitley
I'm Over You"
Tim Nichols, Zack Turner
Tracy Lawrence 3:09
When You Say Nothing at All"
Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
Alison Krauss 4:21
"Charlotte's in North Carolina"
Dean Dillon, Blake Mevis, Kent Robbins, David Wills Keith Whitley
"I Just Want You"
Keith Whitley and
Lorrie Morgan 3:31
"Little Boy Lost"
Daron Norwood, Wayne Perry Daron Norwood
"All I Ever Loved Was You"
Shenandoah and Ricky Skaggs 3:52
I'm No Stranger to the Rain"
Sonny Curtis, Ron Hellard
Joe Diffie 3:33
"I Never Go Around Mirrors (I've Got a Heartache to Hide)"
Lefty Frizzell, Sanger D. Shafer
Mark Chesnutt 4:22
"The Comeback Kid"
Hank Cochran, Dillon Keith Whitley
"A Voice Still Rings True"
Larry Cordle, Randy Scruggs All-Star Band
Chart performance [ edit ]
Billboard Top Country Albums 29
RPM Country Albums 19
Singles [ edit ]
Peak chart positions
US CAN Country
"When You Say Nothing at All"
(by Alison Krauss) 3
References [ edit ]