Whitley family honored in Hillsboro


Hillsboro area resident Johnny Deans (second from right) recently hosted hosted a gathering to honor the family of late country music star Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. During the evening Dwight Whitley (second from left in back) accepted a commendation from Ohio Governor John Kasich in honor of the family’s dedication to the music industry and a flag that had flown over the Ohio State House. Keith Whitley had No. 1 hits in 1988 with “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, “When You Say Nothing at All”, and “I’m No Stranger to the Rain”. There is currently a movement to induct him the Country Music Hall of Fame. Anyone wanting to sign the petition can visit www.facebook.com/KWHoF.


Hillsboro area resident Johnny Deans (second from right) recently hosted hosted a gathering to honor the family of late country music star Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. During the evening Dwight Whitley (second from left in back) accepted a commendation from Ohio Governor John Kasich in honor of the family’s dedication to the music industry and a flag that had flown over the Ohio State House. Keith Whitley had No. 1 hits in 1988 with “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, “When You Say Nothing at All”, and “I’m No Stranger to the Rain”. There is currently a movement to induct him the Country Music Hall of Fame. Anyone wanting to sign the petition can visit www.facebook.com/KWHoF.

Hillsboro area resident Johnny Deans (second from right) recently hosted hosted a gathering to honor the family of late country music star Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. During the evening Dwight Whitley (second from left in back) accepted a commendation from Ohio Governor John Kasich in honor of the family’s dedication to the music industry and a flag that had flown over the Ohio State House. Keith Whitley had No. 1 hits in 1988 with “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, “When You Say Nothing at All”, and “I’m No Stranger to the Rain”. There is currently a movement to induct him the Country Music Hall of Fame. Anyone wanting to sign the petition can visit www.facebook.com/KWHoF.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_KeithWhitley.jpgHillsboro area resident Johnny Deans (second from right) recently hosted hosted a gathering to honor the family of late country music star Keith Whitley, who died in 1989. During the evening Dwight Whitley (second from left in back) accepted a commendation from Ohio Governor John Kasich in honor of the family’s dedication to the music industry and a flag that had flown over the Ohio State House. Keith Whitley had No. 1 hits in 1988 with “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, “When You Say Nothing at All”, and “I’m No Stranger to the Rain”. There is currently a movement to induct him the Country Music Hall of Fame. Anyone wanting to sign the petition can visit www.facebook.com/KWHoF.
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