Keith Whitley will be subject of a new Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit, “Still Rings True: The Enduring Voice of Keith Whitley,” opening May 3rd, and running through April 5th, 2020.
The museum recently revealed more info on the exhibit, which will feature stage wear, instruments and personal artifacts representative of Whitley's childhood and music career.
Highlights of the exhibit include a reel-to-reel recorder used by Keith’s dad to record the Lonesome Mountain Boys, a bluegrass group featuring his sons Dwight and Keith, a Dangerous Threads bolero jacket worn by Keith at one of his final public performances in March 1989, Keith’s handwritten lyrics to "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" and "Wherever You Are Tonight, both of which appear on his posthumous, 1995 album “Wherever You Are Tonight” and more.
"I cannot express what an honor it is for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to recognize the late, great Keith Whitley as such an important part of country music history,” his wife Lorrie Morgan shares. “This exhibit is not just Keith's life in music, but also depicts his love for country as well as bluegrass music. Keith always felt inadequate of the recognition he deserved.”