Brotherly Love (Moe Bandy song)

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"Brotherly Love"
Single by Keith Whitley with Earl Thomas Conley
from the album Kentucky Bluebird and Yours Truly
B-side"Backbone Job"[1]
ReleasedAugust 26, 1991
FormatCD single
LabelRCA #62037
Songwriter(s)Tim Nichols, Jimmy Alan Stewart
Producer(s)Blake Mevis, Garth Fundis[2]
Keith Whitley singles chronology
"'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose"
"Brotherly Love"
"Somebody's Doin' Me Right"
Earl Thomas Conley singles chronology
"Shadow of a Doubt"
"Brotherly Love"
"Hard Days and Honky Tonk Nights"

"Brotherly Love" is a song written by Jimmy Alan Stewart and Tim Nichols, which has been recorded by Moe Bandy, as well as a duet between Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley.

Bandy's version appears on his 1989 studio album Many Mansions for Curb Records. The song was the second single from that album, reaching a peak of number 53 on the country music charts in 1989.[3]

Country singer Billy Dean recorded the song on his 1990 debut album Young Man.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 53

Keith Whitley/Earl Thomas Conley version[edit]

Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley recorded the song as a duet in 1987, but it was not included on an album until it concurrently appeared on Whitley's posthumous 1991 album Kentucky Bluebird and Conley's 1991 album Yours Truly.[5] This duet version charted for twenty weeks on Hot Country Singles & Tracks, peaking at number 2 and holding the position for one week.[1]

In 1992, this version was nominated by the Country Music Association for Vocal Event of the Year.[6]


Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[9] 69


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, p. 460
  2. ^ a b Kentucky Bluebird (cassette insert). Keith Whitley. RCA Records. 1991. 3156-4-R.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 41. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  4. ^ "Moe Bandy Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ Rowe, Norman (4 August 1991). "It's better late than never for 'Brotherly Love' duet". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  6. ^ Stambler, Irwin; Grelun Landon; Lyndon Stambler (1997). Country Music: The Encyclopedia. Macmillan. p. 535. ISBN 0312264879.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1670." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 9, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "Keith Whitley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.