Lorrie Morgan Sings Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

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Country singer Lorrie Morgan shares a touching tribute to her late husband Keith Whitley by singing his classic hit “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”

Lorrie Morgan recently shared a heartfelt moment on social media, posting a video where she passionately sings one of the classic tracks by her late husband, Keith Whitley. Seated with an acoustic guitar, she emotionally delivers a moving rendition of the 1988 country chart-topper, showcasing the love and connection she still has for the late country music icon.

“Don’t Close Your Eyes” is one of my favorite Keith Whitley songs to sing,” she wrote in the caption of the video.

About “Don’t Close Your Eyes”

“Don’t Close Your Eyes” is a timeless country song written by Bob McDill and originally performed by Keith Whitley. Released in March,1988, the song served as the third single from his album of the same name. The song quickly climbed to the top of the charts in the United States, eventually reaching to the number one spot. It was recognized as Billboard’s number-one country single of that entire year. The song’s heartfelt lyrics and Whitley’s emotional performance made it a beloved classic in country music that is still cherished by so many people today.

Keith Whitley and Lorrie Morgan’s Relationship

Keith Whitley and Lorrie Morgan’s relationship began when they crossed paths and fell deeply in love in 1986, exchanging vows in the same year. During their short time together, the pair welcomed a son named Jesse. However, tragedy struck when Keith’s life was cut short at the age of 34 due to alcohol poisoning, just five years into his growing career in country music. Despite the pain of loss, Lorrie has always been determined in making sure Keith’s legacy is always celebrated, ensuring that his influence on country music is never forgotten.

Watch Lorrie Morgan sing Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes” below.