Luke Bryan ‘Rain’s on Brad Paisley’s No. 1 Parade
'Rain' is definitely a good thing if you ask Luke Bryan. His song, 'Rain Is a Good Thing,' has climbed to the top of both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts, washing away last week's No. 1 song, Brad Paisley's 'Water,' which falls to No. 2.
Luke said the songs lines came easily enough during the writing session since it was a familiar phrase. "The song came about strictly from an old saying that me and my co-writer, in college, we'd have something planned and you get bummed out by the rain," Luke tells The Boot. "And we thought, 'Well, rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey,' and we had never even said the frisky line. We actually made that up during the writing session."
As both a singer and a songwriter, Luke finds it pretty amusing, and yet oddly satisfying, when fans do not remember the title of a song, but instead latch onto a certain word or phrase from it.
"I remember when we wrote 'Good Directions' (a song Billy Currington took to No. 1), people would always say, 'Play the sweet tea' song. They would never call it 'Good Directions,'" the Georgia native recalls. "And it was because the sweet tea and turnip greens stuff overshadowed the rest of the song, but it made people listen. Whereas you could almost name this song 'Feel a Little Frisky' or something because I'm sure people are saying, 'Sing that song that talks about whiskey and frisky.' So, it's cool to create something that [connects with people]."
Watch Luke perform 'Rain Is a Good Thing' live in our studio below.