Today, we are featuring Keith Whitley’s Miami, My Amy!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
WAY BACK WHEN WEDNESDAY: "MIAMI, MY AMY" BY KEITH WHITLEY
Throwback Thursday is a fairly entertaining social media tradition that focuses on posting photos of a good time in our lives, remembering days gone by. We thought we’d try something a little different along the same lines as the "throwback" tradition - "Way Back When Wednesday" - to recall great, older country songs we don’t hear as often as we used to, the songs that made us who we are and are the reason we're country fans now. These will be songs that we all probably grew up listening to and may still listen to today or songs we may have forgotten about. Consider it our throwback to nostalgia and the good ol’ days.
“Miami, My Amy” was written by two of country’s heavy hitters Dean Dillon and Hank Cochran. It was first released in 1985 on Keith Whitley’s album “L.A. to Miami” and is arguably Keith Whitley’s most famous song. As stories go, it’s rather brief but you get to hear Keith Whitley sing and you don’t really need more detail than is given here. A guy from L.A. visits Miami and falls in love, tells her he loves her and wants to stay. She says to ““Be Sure” and I’ll call you in L.A.” He goes back to her and she waits for him at the gate. Thank you Keith Whitley, Dean Dillon and Hank Cochran for such a dopamine-releasing song!
Contributor: Alyse Smith
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