It has been 30 years since Randy Travis released his groundbreaking debut album, Storms of Life, sparking a new traditionalist movement in the format and, according to the radio programmers who spun its singles, profoundly influencing country not just at the time but for decades to come.

Released by Warner Bros. in June 1986, Storms spawned four hits on Hot Country Songs: the No. 1s “On the Other Hand” and “Diggin’ Up Bones,” the No. 2-peaking “No Place Like Home” and the No. 6 “1982.” Its success positioned Travis to scoop up the Country Music Assn.’s Horizon Award that fall. In total, he has enjoyed 16 No. 1s in his career and 14 additional top 10s.

And the songs from Storms are still being spun three decades later. “Diggin’ Up Bones” got 36 spins across all the country stations monitored by Nielsen Music for the week ending June 26. “On the Other Hand” got 31.