L.A.To Miami / Don’t Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley

L.A.To Miami / Don’t Close Your Eyes
Released on 29/08/11. The late Keith Whitley was probably the finest honky-tonk singer of country musics modern era and none have come close to matching the pathos, soul and emotion that wasWhitley s very own. In his lifetime Keith Whitley never received the media hype of say Randy Travis, George Strait or Garth Brooks, but quietly he had made his mark as one of the New Country Movement s greatest talents. He charted nineteen singles on the Billboard country charts, including five consecutive Number Ones: Don't Close Your Eyes, When You Say Nothing at All, I'm No Stranger to the Rain, I Wonder Do You Think of Me and It Ain’t Nothin. L.A. to Miami, released in 1986, would give him his first Top 20 country hit single, Miami, My Amy. The songwas followed by three more hit songs Ten Feet Away, Homecoming '63, and Hard Livin.
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LA To Miami - Miami, My Amy / I've Got The Heart For You / I Get The Picture / On The Other Hand / Hard Livin' / Ten Feet Away / That Stuff / Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her / Coming Back To Me Now / Lucky Dog / Don't Close Your Eyes / The Birmingham Turnaround / Some Old Side Roa / Would These Arms Be In Your Way / I'm No Stranger To The Rain / I Never Go Around Mirrors / When You Say Nothing At All / A Day In The Life Of A Fool / Honky Tonk Heart
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