Album of the Day
Storms of Life
After most of the major labels in Nashville had turned him down for being “too country,” Randy Travis signed to Warner Bros. and released STORMS OF LIFE. With a rich baritone closer to Lefty Frizzell than the pop crossover sounds then favored in Music City, Travis did stand apart, and that might have been the secret of his success – the 1986 collection went multi-platinum and can now be seen as a watershed moment in country's rise to commercial prominence. Its ten songs include a terrific mix of material including a pair of Travis originals and no less than four Top 10 Country singles: “On the Other Hand,” “1982,” “Diggin' up Bones” and “No Place Like Home.” Randy Travis was born on this day in 1959, and in his honor we'll give the superb STORMS OF LIFE another spin.