Storms of Life is the debut studio album by American country music artist Randy Travis. It was released on June 2, 1986 by Warner Records. Certified 3× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for American shipments of three million copies, 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 number 67 on the Hot Country Songs chart upon its initial release, the song reached number one on the same chart once it was re-released, following "1982" which peaked at number six.
"Diggin' up Bones" also reached number one, while "No Place Like Home" peaked at number two. The album was produced by Kyle Lehning and was recorded at Emerald Sound Studio, GroundStar Lab, Morning Star Studio, and Sound Stage Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
Storms of Life was a critical and commercial success, winning the Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year and the American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. The album's success helped to launch Travis' career as a country music star.
The album's songs are about the challenges and triumphs of everyday life. They are full of Travis's signature vocals, which are both powerful and emotional. Storms of Life is a classic country album that continues to be enjoyed by fans today.
|Original Release: 1986.|
|Catalog No: MSFV 1-511.|
|Size: 12" Single Vinyl Record.|