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|Single by Elvis Presley|
|B-side||"My Little Friend"|
|Released||January 29, 1970|
|Recorded||February 19, 1969 at American Sound Studio, Memphis, Tennessee|
|Writer(s)||Eddie Rabbitt, Dick Heard|
|Elvis Presley singles chronology|
"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. It was recorded at American Sound Studio.
Released as a single on January 29, 1970, "Kentucky Rain" was one of the early hits in 70s for Elvis, though the song 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. In the song the passionate singing of Elvis beautifully depicts an anxious lover in search of his lady love as he walks down through the Kentucky rain.
|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|
"Tennessee Bird Walk"
by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
|RPM Country Tracks
April 18, 1970
"My Woman My Woman My Wife"
by Marty Robbins
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