Storms of Life

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Storms of Life
Studio album by Randy Travis
Released June 6, 1986
Genre Country
Length 31:45
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer Kyle Lehning
"On the Other Hand" and "Reasons I Cheat" produced by Kyle Lehning and Keith Stegall
Randy Travis chronology
Randy Traywick
(1978)
Storms of Life
(1986)
Always & Forever
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune favorable link
Robert Christgau B+ link
Rolling Stone favorable link

Storms of Life is the debut album by country music star Randy Travis, and was released on June 6, 1986 by Warner Bros. Records Nashville. Certified 3× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for American shipments of three million copies,[1] it features the singles "On the Other Hand" (previously recorded by Keith Whitley on his 1985 album L.A. to Miami), "1982", "Diggin' up Bones", and "No Place Like Home". Although "On the Other Hand" charted at #67 on the Hot Country Songs charts upon its first release, the song reached Number One on the same chart once it was re-released, following the #6-peaking "1982". "Diggin' up Bones" was also a Number One, while "No Place Like Home" was a #2.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "On the Other Hand" (Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz) - 3:05
  2. "The Storms of Life" (Max D. Barnes, Troy Seals) - 2:43
  3. "My Heart Cracked (But It Did Not Break)" (Ronny Scaife, Don Singleton, Phil Thomas) - 2:18
  4. "Diggin' Up Bones" (Al Gore, Overstreet, Nat Stuckey) - 2:58
  5. "No Place Like Home" (Overstreet) - 4:06
  6. "1982" (Buddy Blackmon, Vip Vipperman) - 2:58
  7. "Send My Body" (Randy Travis) - 2:59
  8. "Messin' with My Mind" (Joseph Allen, Charlie Williams) - 3:06
  9. "Reasons I Cheat" (Travis) - 4:20
  10. "There'll Always Be a Honky Tonk Somewhere" (Steve Clark, Johnny MacRae) - 3:15

Production[edit]

All tracks produced by Kyle Lehning, except "On the Other Hand" and "Reasons I Cheat," produced by Lehning and Keith Stegall.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Albums 61
US Billboard Top Country Albums 1
US Billboard 200 85
Preceded by
#7
by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
August 9–30, 1986
Succeeded by
Montana Cafe
by Hank Williams, Jr.
Preceded by
Black & White
by Janie Fricke
Top Country Albums number-one album
October 11 - November 1, 1986
Succeeded by
Guitar Town
by Steve Earle
Preceded by
Rockin' with the Rhythm
by The Judds
Top Country Albums number-one album of the year
1987
Succeeded by
Always & Forever
by Randy Travis

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Malitz (11 July 2013). "Randy Travis: ‘Storms of Life’ launched the career of one of country’s biggest stars". Washington Post. Retrieved 13 November 2014.