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Elvis Presley Blurs Lines Between Rock, Pop, And Country With Eddie Rabbitt’s ‘Kentucky Rain'

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Elvis presley Songs | Elvis Presley Blurs Lines Between Rock, Pop, And Country With Eddie Rabbitt’s ‘Kentucky Rain' | Country Music Videos
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Before Eddie Rabbitt gained fame as a singer, he began his career as a songwriter and the song that took him on a wild ride to success was "Kentucky Rain", recorded by Elvis Presley.

After "Kentucky Rain", Rabbitt proved he was a notable songwriter and his solo career as a singer took off.

Since the beginning of Presley's career, people always wondered what genre he belonged in. Rock? Country? Pop? It didn't matter, though, because the world loved him. His music was successful in every genre, which is why he will always be referred to as "The King".

"Kentucky Rain" was a hit for Presley in 1970 and peaked at No. 16 on the pop charts. Not only did the legendary Eddie Rabbitt write it, it featured Ronnie Milsap on the piano.

The song was recorded on February 19, 1969 and released on January 29, 1970. It was a big hit for Presley and was included on a compilation album set Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1, which was released in August 1970.

"Kentucky Rain" pushed the envelope, genre wise, again, although it did appear on pop charts. 

Listen to "Kentucky Rain" below.

Lyrics Below

Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night
And you were gone
Don't know why you'd run,
What you're running to or from
All I know is I want to bring you home

So I'm walking in the rain,
Thumbing for a ride
On this lonely Kentucky backroad
I've loved you much too long
And my love's too strong
To let you go, never knowing
What went wrong

Kentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead's another town
That I'll go walking thru
With the rain in my shoes,
Searchin for you
In the cold Kentucky rain,
In the cold Kentucky rain

Showed your photograph
To some old gray bearded man
Sitting on a bench
Outside a gen'ral store
They said 'Yes, she's been here'
But their memory wasn't clear
Was it yesterday,
No, wait the day before

So I fin'ly got a ride
With a preacher man who asked
'Where you bound on such a dark afternoon?'
As we drove on thru the rain
As he listened I explained
And he left me with a prayer
That I'd find you

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