In 1984, Hard Act to Follow
was Keith Whitley
's first record for RCA. While the material doesn't match up with the tremendous success he would achieve on his next three albums for the label, you can hear Whitley
making the transition from bluegrass-based material into mellow country-pop with a bit of honky tonk. Among the highlights include "Turn Me to Love," "A Hard Act to Follow," "If A Broken Heart Could Kill," and "If You Think I'm Crazy Now (You Should Have Seen Me When I Was a Kid)."