L.A. to Miami was Keith Whitley's breakthrough album. While it contains several chart-topping hits, including "Homecoming '63," "Hard Livin'," "Love at Ten Feet Away," and "Miami, My Amy," the album suffers as a whole from a lack of tempo change. The consistent laid-back approach becomes a bit too mellow, tending to drag the album down. Even though there was a lack of honky tonk material on the album, Whitley would adjust that on his follow-up release, Don't Close Your Eyes. By the way, the album also includes "On the Other Hand," which became Randy Travis' first minor hit, also released in 1985.