Kentucky Rain

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"Kentucky Rain"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side"My Little Friend"
ReleasedJanuary 29, 1970
Format7" single
RecordedFebruary 19, 1969
GenreCountry
Length3:14
LabelRCA 9791
Writer(s)Eddie Rabbitt, Dick Heard
Producer(s)Chips Moman
Elvis Presley singles chronology
"Rubberneckin'"
(1969)
"Kentucky Rain"
(1970)
"My Little Friend"
(1970)
 
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"Kentucky Rain"
Single by Elvis Presley
B-side"My Little Friend"
ReleasedJanuary 29, 1970
Format7" single
RecordedFebruary 19, 1969
GenreCountry
Length3:14
LabelRCA 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 10016
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks3
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles31
Canadian RPM Top Singles10
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks1

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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