Georgia Rain

Album: Jasper County (2005)
Charted: 78
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Songfacts®:

  • This Ed Hill and Karyn Rochelle penned piano ballad was released in April 2005 as the lead-off single for Trisha Yearwood's ninth studio album, Jasper County. It became her first Top 40 country hit since "Inside Out," in 2001, reaching #15 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
  • The song was originally titled "A Gust of Rain," but its lyrics were altered upon Yearwood's request to include references to Jasper County.
  • This was the first hit single penned by Nashville songwriter Karyn Rochelle. She has gone on to co-write tunes for the likes of Kellie Pickler ("Makin' Me Fall In Love Again") and Sunny Sweeney ("From a Table Away").
  • After writing this song with Ed Hill, Rochelle told him she felt they should their demo to Yearwood. "I really can't explain it," she recalled to American Songwriter magazine in a July 2012 interview, "I just knew it was meant for her. Ed agreed and my publisher sent the song over to her producer. Trisha had taken a few years off at that time but was making a new record. Her producer, Garth Fundis, invited me over to the studio to hear it after they had finished recording it. I sat down at the control board and listened with tears in my eyes. To me, Trisha has the most incredible female voice Nashville has ever heard. To hear her sing the words and melody that I wrote was the most surreal experience ever."
  • Yearwood's husband, Garth Brooks, provides backup harmony vocals for the song.
  • The Rocky Schenck directed music video was shot near Yearwood's hometown of Monticello, Georgia.

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