Singer/songwriter Radney Foster wrote this song as an homage to the quietude he enjoys on Sunday afternoons when "all God's children at my house have to take a nap." It's a very sensual song, which, considering the story behind it, makes perfect sense. In our interview with Radney Foster
, he told us, "Everybody has quiet time at my house on Sunday afternoons. Which is kind of also how I got my third child. But there it is, the history of the song." Foster says that his co-writer, Darrell Brown, and he were writing for Foster's 1999 See What You Want To See
album, and "we were laughing about how we had quiet time on the weekends with my two boys. And that was just sort of a precious thing to me. No matter what was happening. Half the time it's so you can get a million other things done on your 'honey-do' list. Especially if it's raining." And with that thought, they struck gold. "It was like, that's it! 'Raining On Sunday.' And the whole thing ended up from there."