1986 Randy Travis – Storms Of Life

Storms of Life is the debut studio 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. 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 charts 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.


1On The Other Hand (Paul Overstreet, Don Schiltz)3:06
2The Storms Of Life (Max D Barnes, Troy Seals)2:45
3My Heart Cracked (But It Did Not Break) (Ronny Scaife, Don Singleton, Phil Thomas)2:20
4Diggin’ Up Bones (Al Gore, Paul Overstreet)3:00
5No Place Like Home (Paul Overstreet)4:09
61982 (Buddy Blackmon, Vip Vipperman)3:00
7Send My Body (Randy Travis)3:01
8Messin’ With My Mind (Joseph Allen, Charlie Williams)3:08
9Reasons I Cheat (Randy Travis)4:22
10There’ll Always Be A Honky Tonk Somewhere (Steve Clark, Johnny MacRae)3:15



BassDavid Hungate
BassMichael Rhodes
BassJack Williams
BassMark Hembree
DrumsEddie Bayers
DrumsLarrie Londin
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarJerry Douglas
GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarKen Bell
Acoustic GuitarMark Casstevens
Acoustic GuitarBobby Thompson
Acoustic GuitarSteve Gibson
Acoustic GuitarGreg Jennings
Acoustic GuitarFred Newell
Acoustic GuitarKeith Stegall
Steel GuitarDoyle Grisham
MandolinMark O’Conner
KeyboardsKyle Lehning
KeyboardsDennis Burnside
KeyboardsShane Keister
KeyboardsBobby Wood
FiddleMark O’Conner
Background VocalsKathie Baillie
Background VocalsMichael Bonagura Jr
Background VocalsThomas Brannon
Background VocalsPaul Davis
Background VocalsPhil Forrest
Background VocalsAlan LeBoeuf
Background VocalsLisa Silver
Background VocalsDiane Stegall
Background VocalsKyle Lehning

Liner Notes

Producer – Kyle Lehning
Producer – Keith Stegall (Tracks 1, 9)
Engineer – Joseph Bogan (Tracks 1, 5, 9, 10)
Engineer – Eric Prestidge (Tracks 2, 6, 7)
Engineer – Ben Harris (Tracks 3, 4, 8)
Engineer (Overdubs and Mixing) – Kirt Odle, Kyle Lehning
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mastered By (CDD Pre-Mastering) – WCI Record Group

Art Direction – Janice Azrak
Photography By – Robin Hood

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At – Emerald Sound Studios
Recorded At – Sound Stage Studios
Recorded At – GroundStar Laboratories
Overdubbed At – Morningstar Studios
Mixed At – Morningstar Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Manufactured By – Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.