On This Date: Randy Travis Was At #1 With His ‘Always & Forever’ Album Back In 1988

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We all know how Randy Travis set the world on fire with his debut album, Storms of Life, back in 1986.

Needless to say, the album boasted a plethora of hits, like “Diggin’ Up Bones,” “No Place Like Home,” “On the Other Hand,” and “1982,” with “Diggin’ Up Bones” reaching number one, and “No Place Like Home” peaking at number two on the US Hot Country Songs chart.

Although Storms of Life will go down as arguably Travis’ most iconic album of all time, it was his 1987 sophomore album, Always & Forever, that proved that the man wasn’t a one hit wonder, but he was here to stay.

With that being said, Always & Forever was at number one on the US Top Country Albums chart on this date back in 1988.

The album featured hits like “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “I Told You So,” “Too Gone Too Long,” and “I Won’t Need You Anymore.”

“Forever and Ever, Amen,” and “I Told You So” each reached number one on the US Hot Country Songs chart.

The album went double platinum, and is still Travis’ best selling album to date.

Everybody knows how difficult it is to maintain the success after a killer first album, but hell, many will argue that he one-upped his game after his impressive Storms of Life album.

“Forever & Ever Amen”

“I Told You So”

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