Fans & Friends Seek Funding for Keith Whitley Memorial

Article Contributed by Penguin Publicity | Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A group of fervent fans and industry friends of the late Keith Whitley have launched a crowd-sourcing campaign to erect a monument in his honor.

The truly remarkable singer is being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year. Thirty-two years after his passing, Whitley’s music remains as popular and influential as ever, with some of today’s top artists continuing to point to Whitley as the source of their inspiration and style.

“My family and I are so happy at the prospect of seeing this monument in Keith’s honor,” Lorrie Morgan says. “I would be so moved to see it installed the same year that he is finally made a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and I’m deeply touched by those who care so deeply about Keith’s memory and legacy.”

The weeping angel design is befitting the memory of one of the greatest singers of all time, according to the fund organizers. Several of those backing the plan were also instrumental in the 2019 concert event in Nashville that marked the 30th anniversary of Whitley’s passing.

With the approval and cooperation of Lorrie Morgan, Jesse Keith Whitley, Morgan Whitley and Conway Entertainment Group, organizers have established a dedicated bank account, overseen by Lorrie Morgan Entertainment, for the effort. All funds raised will go directly toward the cost to create and install this beautiful monument honoring the life and legacy of Keith Whitley.

An IndieGoGo campaign has been launched for the monument in Keith’s honor at his final resting place at Springhill Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee. A variety of benefits are offered for donors who participate at various levels, including collectibles, memorabilia, hats, t-shirts, recorded music, and even live, private concert events. A limited number of donors may receive admission to the official medallion ceremony in Nashville when Keith Whitley (along with Jerry Lee Lewis and Joe Galante) is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame