Keith Whitley

Keith Whitley bio

Birth Name: Jackie Keith Witley

Occupation: Country Singer

Place Of Birth: Ashland

Date Of Birth: July 1, 1954

Date Of Death: May 9, 1989

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Keith Whitley was born on the 1st of July, 1954. He was popular for being a Country Singer. Country singer who had five straight #1 hit singles in the 1980s, including “Don’t Close Your Eyes” and “It Aint Nothin’.” He released nineteen hit singles over the course of his life.

Keith Whitley was born in Ashland. At eight years of age he could play guitar and by nine, he was singing on Charleston, West Virginia radio stations. His career was ultimately eclipsed by his alcoholism, and he died at home from alcohol poisoning.

Keith Whitley was a Cancer and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Keith Whitley was born in 1950s. The 1950s is often viewed as "baby boom" and a period of conformity, when young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own. The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Discover what happened on this day.

Jackie Keith Witley is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Keith’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Keith Whitley’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Keith Whitley’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Keith Whitley kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Keith Whitley was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Jackie Keith Witley
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Keith Whitley was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Keith Whitley was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Keith Whitley had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Keith Whitley’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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