Rain Is A Really Good Thing
Nothing goes better with all the rain this morning outside the studios, than a good rainy day song. So, of course that got us to thinking about not only our favorite rainy day songs, but yours. Here is a list of the K-LAW Morning Crew's favorite rainy day songs, we'd like to know some of yours.
How can you possibly do a list about songs about rain with including, well, Songs About Rain? Written by Pat McLaughin, it was recorded by Gary Allan and released in 2004, climbing to #12 on the Country Charts. Honorable mention in the Gary Allan catagorie: Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain).
Originally recorded by by R&B artist Brooke Benton in 1970, which is easily the most recognizable version, Rainy Night In Georgia has been covered by Ray Charles, B. J. Thomas, Rod Stewart, Johnny Rivers, Hank Williams, Jr., Aaron Neville and David Ruffin. Chris Young used it during his run to the Nashville Star Championship run in Season IV. But my personal favorite is a duet between Conway Twitty and Sam Moore.
Written by Tommy Lee James and Robin Lerner, Tim McGraw recorded "She's My Kinda Rain" for his third album, Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors. The song originally hit the Country Charts in November of 2002, after the premier of the video. It re-entered the charts on January 25, 2003, climbing to #1, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Country Vocal Performance-Male at the 46th Grammy Awards.
There'd be rioting in the streets, the K-LAW studios and quite probably at the next Coburn family reunion if I failed to include this next song. Co-written by Luke Bryan, "Rain Is A Good Thing" was released in January 2010 as the second single from his album Doin' My Thing album. The song debuted on the Country charts at #60 the week of January 23, 2010. On July 24, 2010, it became Bryan's first Number One single. The video premiered February 9th, 2010.
Written by David Nail and Sarah Buxton (who also handles backing vocals on the song), "Let It Rain" was released in February of 2011 as the first single from his album, The Sound of a Million Dreams. It is Nail's third Top 20, second Top 10 and first Top 5 hit on the Country charts. And, for the week of January 21, 2012, it became both Nail's and Buxton's first Number One hit. The song reached the top of the chart on its 49th week of ascention, setting the record for the slowest climb of any number one in history.