Keith Whitley Homecoming 2014
Lakeside Elementary School Outside Shelter, Sandy Hook, Kentucky
The date May 9, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of Keith Whitley, one of country music’s most revered icons, who was just 34 years old at the time of his death. When Keith first achieved major success in the early 80s, he began returning each year to his hometown of Sandy Hook, Kentucky for what would become an annual ‘Keith Whitley Homecoming’ Concert, his way of giving back to the community and the people he loved and cherished.
To honor his father’s memory and music, Jesse Keith Whitley is reviving that Homecoming Concert tradition this year on May 9 in Sandy Hook. Joining Jesse will be special guests Stephen Cochran (whose father was a close friend of Keith’s) and Bryan Moffitt.
Though Jesse’s voice is hauntingly reminiscent of his Dad’s, he has worked tirelessly to craft his own distinctive style. At just 25 years old, he is out touring extensively and has already shared the stage for sold out concerts with many artists including Mark Chesnutt, Sammy Kershaw, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and The Eli Young Band.
Jesse has country royalty on both sides of his family- his mother is country superstar Lorrie Morgan and his grandfather is Grand Ole Opry legend George Morgan. Jesse made his debut on the Opry this past year (on May 9) to a standing ovation and an encore, something rare for the hallowed ‘Church Of Country Music’.
Jesse will be recapturing some of his Dad’s magic in this Homecoming show, performing many of Keith’s songs including ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’, ‘Kentucky Bluebird’, and ‘Miami, My Amy’. He will also be debuting his own forthcoming single ‘Shadows’ a story about an envisioned conversation between him and his father, who is indeed a ‘hard act to follow’.
Keshia Skaggs, 606-207-1077