Personnel: Keith Whitley (vocals, guitar); Curtis Young, Carol Chase (background vocals).
Recording information: Eleven Eleven Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Music City Music Hall.
Photographer: Jim Shea.
Originally a teenage bluegrass phenomenon who spent years performing and recording with Ralph Staley and J.D. Crowe, Keith Whitley fully transitioned into the world of contemporary country music with L.A. TO MIAMI. One of the first landmark records of the new traditionalist movement, the record showcases Whitley's Lefty Frizzell/Merle Haggard-influenced whiskey-soaked twang on a selection of soulful mid-tempo numbers and weepy ballads. Highlights include the jaunty soft rock-ish "I've Got The Heart For You" and "On The Other Hand," a song that later became one of Randy Travis's first career-defining hits.