Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kentucky Songs: Kentucky Rain

Continuing our second week of the month special featuring songs related to Kentucky, we turn to one of the chart hits that reference the Bluegrass State. Elvis’ 1970 release of “Kentucky Rain” was originally issued only as a single; however, several months later RCA included it on the four disc compilation album, “Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1.”

Written by Eddie Rabbit and Dick Heard, the single was double crossover for The King. Peaking at #16 on the Hot 100, “Kentucky Rain” placed at #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart and at #31 on the Country chart. The song was recorded in Memphis in 1969 and featured Ronnie Milsap on piano.

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