“It Ain’t Nothin ‘”, a song written by Tony Haselden, was recorded by Keith Whitley for the RCA label, in April 1989, at Sound Emporium, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN. Produced by Garth Fundis and Keith Whitley, the song was released on August 1, 1989, on January 13, 1990, reached # 1 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, and stayed for a total of 26 weeks. On February 3, it also reached # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts. It was the fifth consecutive number one and the last of Keith Whitley’s career.
The song was featured on Keith Whitley’s third studio album, I Wonder Do You Think of Me (RCA 1989), the album was released on August 1, 1989, on October 14, 1989, it reached # 2 on the US Top Country Albums charts, and spent a total of 57 weeks on the charts. The album was certified gold in the USA.
“It Ain’t Nothin ‘” was the second single and second No. 1 hit from Whitley’s I Wonder Do You Think of Me record, which was the first album released after his death. Written by Tony Haselden and featuring lines such as, “It ain’t nothin ‘a little bit of love won’t fix / It ain’t nothin’ but a scratch a little bit of love can stitch / It ain’t nothin a little bit of love can’t heal, “the song showed an optimism that hid Whitley’s private battle with alcohol and depression.” It Ain’t Nothin ‘”landed at the top of the charts, more than eight months after his death.
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