Back to 2014.
Keith Whitleys first studio album says it best…he is A Hard to follow plot. But boy, if Jake Worthington doesn’t give his heartbreaking single “Don’t Close Your Eyes” one hell of a try in this vocal audition.
Not the kind of song to sing nonchalantly, Worthington had to feel Whitley’s pain to give this one a fair jolt and he does it beautifully.
Jake not only sticks to the smooth and slow-rhythmic vocals of Keith Whitley’s original, but adds every bit of agony behind the notes.
If you’re new to Jake Worthington’s musical styles, you’ll be delighted.
His sound is a breath of fresh air in country music and often includes solo performances featuring just Jake and his guitar.
Not to mention, he’s provided a few heartthrobs of his own, including “Hell Of A Highway” and “A Lot Of Room To Talk,” two breakup ballads guaranteed to make you cry.
He also recently starred in Ronnie Dunn’s Honky Tonk Town Hixtape Volume 2 Spread with Ronnie and Jake Owen.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/16/watch-jake-worthington-stun-the-voice-judges-with-a-keith-whitley-heartbreaker/ Watch Jake Worthington Stun ‘The Voice’ Judges With A Keith Whitley Heartbreaker