On May 9th, 1989, Keith Whitley died of accute alcohol poisoning. He was in his early 30's and the fastest rising star in country music. Now 30 years later, the Country Music Hall of Fame has opened an exhibit honoring the boy from Sandyhook, Kentucky.
Here are a few of Keith's awards, photos, boots, clothes and handwritten manuscripts to some of country music's most endearing classics. Enjoy.