Ten Feet Away

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"Ten Feet Away"
Single by Keith Whitley
from the album L.A. to Miami
B-side "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her"
Released June 9, 1986
Genre Country
Length 3:20
Label RCA
Writer(s) Billy Sherrill, Troy Seals, Max D. Barnes
Producer(s) Blake Mevis
Keith Whitley singles chronology
"Miami, My Amy"
"Ten Feet Away"
"Homecoming '63"

"Ten Feet Away" is a song written by Billy Sherrill, Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes, and recorded by American country music artist Keith Whitley. It was released in June 1986 as the third single from the album L.A. to Miami. The song reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]


The song is a midtempo description of instant attraction.

Critical reception[edit]

Kip Kirby, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Whitley is "more intimate and less hard-edged here than in recent outings." [2]

Chart performance[edit]

"Ten Feet Away" debuted at number 72 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 21, 1986.

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 9
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 16


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 382. 
  2. ^ Billboard, June 7, 1986

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