Keith Whitley was considered a generational talent - a superstar in the making whose career - and life - was cut far too short, like those of legends like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams before him.
Though he passed in 1989 at the age of 34, his career left a lasting impression on artists that have followed him, as well as fans. The Grand Ole Opry is set to honor the late singer with an evening of music and memories, and a roster of big names will be on hand to lend their talents.
Titled "I Wonder Do You Think Of Me: The Opry Remembers Keith Whitley," the evening honors a man who ironically hever became a member of the Opry; Whitley passed just three weeks before he would have received the call for his induction. To celebrate the life and legacy of Whitley, the Opry is hosing two shows (7:30p and 9p) the night of October 14, featuring big names like Ashley McBryde, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Whitley's widow Lorrie Morgan and son Jesse Keith Whitley. Tickets for the event are available here.