Kentucky Rain

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"Kentucky Rain"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side "My Little Friend"
Released January 29, 1970
Format 7" single
Recorded February 19, 1969
Genre Country
Length 3:14
Label RCA 9791
Writer(s) Eddie Rabbitt, Dick Heard
Producer(s) Chips Moman
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Rubberneckin'"
(1969)
"Kentucky Rain"
(1970)
"My Little Friend"
(1970)

"Kentucky Rain" was a 1970 hit song for Elvis Presley. Featuring pianist Ronnie Milsap and written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard, the single peaked at number 16 on the pop charts.

Released as a single on January 29, 1970, "Kentucky Rain" was not included on an album until the compilation package Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1 (LPM-6401); while the track does appear on the 2000 re-release of From Elvis in Memphis, it was not included on the original 1969 album. During Elvis' February 1970 engagement, he performed this at every show, introducing it as a new song "out about a week." Live versions are available on the box sets Elvis Aaron Presley and Live in Las Vegas.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 31
Canadian RPM Top Singles 10
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

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Preceded by
"Tennessee Bird Walk"
by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

April 18, 1970
Succeeded by
"My Woman My Woman My Wife"
by Marty Robbins