August 28

Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley’s Rendition of “Brotherly Love”

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“Brotherly Love” Song

It is always true that no matter how much you and your siblings fight, there is always a kind of love that will bind you together. Yes, you may fight all the time even for the small things but when you get together, there is nothing better than the friendship you have with your sibling. “Brotherly Love” is a country song that tells a story about the love between two siblings.

Moe Bandy Version

In 1989, Moe Bandy released the first recording of the song “Brotherly Love.” He included the song on his album Many Mansions. Bandy made his version reach No. 53 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In addition, Tim Nichols and Jimmy Alan Stewart wrote the song.

Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley Version

On the same year when Bandy released the song Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley recorded a version of the song “Brotherly Love.” It was only released as a track on an album after the death of Keith Whitley. The song appeared on Keith’s album Kentucky Bluebird and in Conley’s album Yours Truly. Both of the artist’s album was released in 1991. The collaboration between the two artists made it to the Billboard chart. It reached No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Moreover, the song was nominated for CMA’s Vocal Event of the Year in 1992.

Other Versions

Another artist who recorded this song was Billy Dean. He recorded it in 1990 for his album Young Man. In 2007, Tim Nichols (songwriter) also recorded the song, and in 2013, Brian Mallery made a version of this song too.

The Song’s Content

The song tells a story of two brothers who fight all the time, even about little things. However, despite their many arguments they love each other. They have a bond that is stronger than two friends and no matter if they will be apart, their relationship as brothers and friends will always stay stronger as years go by.

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