Keith Whitley’s rustic, raw vocals are unmatched, which is why he is still one of the most recognizable voices of the country music genre, and one thing is for sure, there is nothing like hearing him croon on his smash hit, “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”
While many artists have covered this song, Tim McGraw’s recent romantic weeper tops the list as a favorite.
Watch Tim sore on this performance during the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s ‘Big Night (At the Museum) event.
Fun Fact: For this performance, Tim was honored to play Keith Whitley’s C.W. Parsons guitar that Whitley “bought in his home state of Kentucky for a dollar and a handshake.”
Don’t blink and watch the video below.
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