Jesse Keith Whitley – Keith Whitley’s namesake and only son with another country superstar, Lorrie Morgan – took to social media to celebrate the latest honor his father has received through the years.
“KEITH WHITLEY!!!!! Newest country music hall of Famer!!!!!!” the proud son wrote.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has announced Keith as the newest inductee in this year’s class, under the Modern Era category. The announcement came almost exactly thirty-three years to the day that the country legend died, on May 9, 1989 – which remains to be one of the darkest days in Nashville’s music history, especially when the cause of his death was revealed to be his alcohol dependency. Keith had been battling alcoholism since he was a teenager.
Still, the footprint Keith left on the hearts of many country music fans will definitely be there for a long, long time.
Keith Whitley’s Finally Taking A Place In Country Music Hall of Fame
The formal induction of ceremony for Keith Whitley will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this fall. He will be joined by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis, who will be inducted into the Veterans Era category, as well as recording executive Joe Galante into the Non-Performer Category.
Jesse Keith Whitley has shared a photo the Country Music Association put together, showing the three inductees.
“Yeah, baby!!!! Way to Go Dad!!!!” Jesse wrote.
Without a doubt, Jesse – who followed in his parents’ footsteps as a country singer – is very thrilled with his legendary father’s induction. He attended the announcement with his mother and sister, Morgan. Morgan is Lorrie’s daughter from her first marriage, whom Keith adopted when they married in 1986.
Pretty sure Keith is smiling down on his family.
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