Jerry Lee Lewis and Keith Whitley inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Lee Lewis, the legendary outlaw country singer, died on April 2, 2019 at the age of 90. The cause of death has not been confirmed but the legend was found dead on the roof of his studio/home in Nashville, Tennessee. Keith Whitley, the songwriting partner of Lee and his wife Kay, died on February 28, 2019 after battling cancer for nearly two years. The songwriter of “The House I Live In,” “If I Die Young,” and two other hits including “I’m a Man,” “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” and “The One Who Really Loves You,” Whitley wrote the song about Lee Lewis, who was the star attraction at New York’s Hit Parade nightclub. Whitley was 71.
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Here are some facts about Lee and Keith Whitley.
Lee Lewis (1921-2019)
Lee Lewis grew up in Oklahoma, but moved to Nashville at the age of 16 in 1940. He was signed to Atlantic Records in 1943 and sang in clubs the same year. He recorded at the famous RCA studios in Hollywood from 1943 to 1946. He also sang with Bob Wills’ band. He recorded as Lee Lewis and the Blue Grass Boys and as the Blue Grass Boys among many other names. He released numerous singles and albums including I’ll Be There, Love Don’t Come Easy, Where The Grass Stains, The Country Song of Lee Lewis, and more. His greatest hits include: I’m A Heartbreaker, Your Man, The House I Live In, and It’s A Man’s Man’s World. The late great Johnny Cash, who recorded ‘Where Am I Going,’ ‘It’s A Man’s Man’s World,’ and the classic song ‘Ring of Fire,’ was his idol. Lewis’s song ‘The House I Live In’ was written in 1946, just months