When producer Garth Fundis first met Keith Whitley, the country singer asked for a song. Fundis found "Don't Close Your Eyes." "I think that probably helped me get the job," says the producer, who ultimately helmed Whitley's 1988 LP of the same name. Here, Fundis shares more about that meeting, that #1 song, and the experience of hearing Whitley in the studio for the first time.
Learn more about Whitley's life and music through the Museum's exhibition Still Rings True: The Enduring Voice of Keith Whitley, open through April 5,