Could 9 is a tragic anniversary for nation followers: the 31st anniversary of revered singer/songwriter Keith Whitley’s passing.
To commemorate his father, Whitley’s solely son and namesake, Jesse Keith Whitley is self-releasing the mid-tempo nation rocker “Attempt to Change My Methods,” which premieres beneath. Whitley, whose mother is nation singer Lorrie Morgan, was almost 2 when his father died in 1989 from alcohol intoxication.
The primary time Whitley heard the music, written by Kirk Roth and Robert Kemp, it resonated with him, particularly such traces as, “My blood runs via these Kentucky hills/stand for the celebs and stripes and all the time will.”
“I instantly considered my dad as a result of anytime I cross that state line into Kentucky, I really feel my dad throughout,” says Whitley, whose father was grew up in Sandy Hook, Ky. “Realizing he had seen the identical highway I’m driving on. Everybody in his residence city nonetheless to at the present time loves him and worships that identify. So it’s an odd feeling generally driving via his hometown and thru these hills realizing that is the place my blood comes from.”
This isn’t the primary time Whitley has commemorated his father’s passing via music: he launched his debut album, Kentucky Thunder, in 2011 on Could 9.
“Attempt to Change My Methods” is accessible for pre-order right here.