L.A. to Miami

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L.A to Miami
Studio album by Keith Whitley
Released October 28, 1985
Recorded 1985 at The Sound Emporium, Nashville
Genre Country
Length 29:43
Label RCA
Producer Blake Mevis
Keith Whitley chronology
A Hard Act to Follow
(1984)A Hard Act to Follow1984
L.A. To Miami
Don't Close Your Eyes
(1988)Don't Close Your Eyes1988

L.A. to Miami is the first studio album by American country music singer Keith Whitley. It was released in October 1985 via RCA Records Nashville. The album includes the singles "I've Got the Heart for You," "Miami, My Amy," "Ten Feet Away," "Homecoming '63" and "Hard Livin'," all of which charted on Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) between 1985 and 1987. Also included are two songs that later became singles for other artists: "On the Other Hand" and "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her," which were Number Ones for Randy Travis and George Strait, respectively, in 1986. The latter was previously a #25 country hit for its writer, Dean Dillon, in 1980.

Al Campbell of Allmusic gave the album two stars out of five, saying that it "suffers as a whole from a lack of tempo change."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Miami, My Amy" (Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Royce Porter) – 3:28
  2. "I've Got the Heart for You" (Larry Boone, John Greenebaum) – 2:39
  3. "I Get the Picture" (Don Cook, Fred Koller) – 2:56
  4. "On the Other Hand" (Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz) – 3:12
  5. "Hard Livin'" (David Halley) – 2:56
  6. "Ten Feet Away" (Max D. Barnes, Troy Seals, Billy Sherrill) – 3:23
  7. "That Stuff" (Sonny Curtis, Ron Hellard) 3:24
  8. "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her" (Dillon) – 2:28
  9. "Homecoming '63" (Dillon, Porter) – 3:00
  10. "Quittin' Time" (Michael Garvin, Bucky Jones, Hellard) – 2:54


  • Produced By Blake Mevis
  • Engineered By Bill Harris & Ron Reynolds
  • Mastered By Randy Kling

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 26


  1. ^ Campbell, Al. "L.A. to Miami review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-20.