Rainin' Whiskey

Album: Georgia Clay (2011)
  • Georgia Clay is Josh Kelley's first foray into Country music, which is probably the best genre to write a tribute to whiskey. He wrote the song with Rob Hatch and Paul Jenkins, and says the title comes from his favorite forecast: "It's Raining Whiskey." When we spoke with Kelley in 2011, he explained: "I wrote it the same time that I wrote 'Naleigh Moon.' And I was just sitting with my buddies and I was like, 'Hey, man, should we pour a little whiskey and do some writing?' (laughing) And we just kind of started talking about that and the next thing you know we were talking about the idea of how you portray a party that you want your friend to come to, but they refuse to leave the house. Well, you go to the party and you're like, 'Dude, it's off the chains, man. It's so crazy here, it may as well be raining whiskey.' And so we thought that would be a great way to get Johnny to finally come out of the house kind of thing. So that's what that song is about. Just a party song."


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