Luke Bryan’s ‘Rain’ Helps Good Things Get Better
Luke Bryan celebrated his recent chart-topping success with 'Rain Is a Good Thing' at a party in Music City on Tuesday (September 21). It was his second trip to No. 1 after 'Do I' reached the top last year. The Georgia native always wished for the kind of success he's finally enjoying.
"It's just amazing having things starting to really happen," Luke tells The Boot. "When I had 'All My Friends Say' out, I remember that feeling of, 'Wow, everyone's singing my song.' Well, now everyone's kind of singing my songs and there's a lot more everyone's out there these days. I'm really caught right up in the middle of a dream all coming true, and it's been fun watching, pulling into towns and my name's spelled right and stuff like that. That's a little better these days."
Following the release of 'Rain' earlier this year, the single hit the charts at top speed, but when the tragic flooding hit Middle Tennessee in May, Luke didn't know how the song about the positive aspects of rain would fare, considering the circumstances. "When we put it out, obviously, we thought about it. It was like, 'Lord, we really don't need any big flooding going on.' But certainly, when the Nashville flooding hit, it really kind of made us go, 'Ah, this thing may have a little tough time. For obvious reasons, some stations around Nashville were not playing it as much as they were before the flood. I actually talked to some [radio] programmers ... and said, 'Guys, I get it. Just wait it out a little bit and let everybody get to feeling a little better and their spirits back up.' To have some other flooding going on [in Arkansas], I guess it taught me to never do another song again that could possibly have natural disasters to it! So, I won't have any songs with hurricanes in it, or anything like that. But it was just an amazing ride, and even more testament to the song being really good that it was able to overcome things like that."
Luke has a handful of shows with pal Jason Aldean beginning Thursday (September 23) in Cape Girardeau, Mo., before kicking off his Farm Tour in Valdosta, Ga., on September 28.
Watch Luke perform 'Rain Is a Good Thing' live in our studio below!