Morgan Wallen is teasing a brand new song inspired by the late, great Keith Whitley, with several references to his music and songs like “Kentucky Bluebird,” “I’m No Stranger to the Rain” and even “I Never Go Around Mirrors.”
Though we lost one of the country greats way too soon, when he passed away at the young age of 33, you often hear him cited by many young artists today as a major influence in their music.
This new one is an original, though, which appears to be saved in Morgan’s phone without an official title yet, as he paints a picture of a man who just had his heart broken, and every Keith Whitley song reminds him of his ex.
And unfortunately, it feels like everything he loves, like “good whiskey and Keith Whitley,” is always gone way too soon:
“I’m no stranger to the rain, it starts raining I start pourin’ I’ll take her like hell in the morning Over feeling this way, there ain’t a mirror in this house anymore Cuz it kills me to say The guy that you leave and walk right out the door…
Guess I’m drinking bout us, what it was The things I love got a way of gettin’ gone too soon Kinda like good whiskey, Keith Whitley and you.”
Morgan captioned the video by telling fans he was posting it straight from the deer blind, and I have to say, I really like the sound of what I’ve heard so far.
His voice sounds great, too, and for me, it’s always hard not to like a song inspired some of Keith Whitley’s most iconic country heartbreakers:
“Sittin here waiting on the sun in a deer blind..here’s a new one.”
Morgan has also been teasing a lot of new music coming soon, in addition to gearing up for a massive 2023 stadium world tour, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one on the tracklist whenever the album gets announced.