It Ain't Nothin'

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"It Ain't Nothin'"
Single by Keith Whitley
from the album I Wonder Do You Think of Me
B-side "Heartbreak Highway"
Released October 1989
Format 7", cassette single
Recorded early 1989
Genre Country
Length 4:03
Label RCA
Writer(s) Tony Haselden
Producer(s) Garth Fundis
Keith Whitley
Keith Whitley singles chronology
"I Wonder Do You Think of Me"
"It Ain't Nothin'"
"I'm Over You"
Music video
"Dixieland Delight" at

"It Ain't Nothin'" is a song written by Tony Haselden, and recorded by American country music artist Keith Whitley. It was posthumously released in October 1989 as the second single from the album I Wonder Do You Think of Me. His fifth and last No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, the song was his second posthumous chart-topper, reaching the top of the chart seven months after his death.

The song spent one week at No. 1 and 17 weeks in the Hot Country Singles chart's top 40. [1]

Music video[edit]

A music video was released of the song, and has aired on The Nashville Network, CMT and Great American Country. The music video shows pictures a la Knots Landing fashion and are a montage of Whitley throughout his life, from early childhood through shortly before his death.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989–1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 28
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 40


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 382. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6632." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 3, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Keith Whitley – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Keith Whitley.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1990: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Who's Lonely Now"
by Highway 101
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

January 13, 1990
Succeeded by
"Nobody's Home"
by Clint Black
Preceded by
"Many a Long and Lonesome Highway"
by Rodney Crowell
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 3, 1990