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See Rare Footage of Keith Whitley Performing ‘Christmas Letter’

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Keith Whitley performs the poignant holiday track “Christmas Letter” in this rarely-seen live footage.

In 1985, A Country Christmas Vol. 4 was released, a compilation that featured recordings from The Judds, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride and other popular country acts. One of the most memorable tracks from the album was Keith Whitley’s “Christmas Letter,” a heartwarming song about the important legacy of Santa Claus and a call for peace on earth.

Because Whitley’s life and career were cut short by his tragic death in 1989, “Christmas Letter” stands as his only holiday-themed recording. The already emotional rendition is one that has a special meaning for many Whitley fans who find themselves wishing he had lived to see many more holiday seasons.

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See Rare Footage of Keith Whitley Performing ‘Christmas Letter’