Growing up in Georgia, my dad was a farmer and we worked in agriculture, so we were always looking up at the sky, checking if it was raining or if rain was in the forecast. And that always kind of set the tone for the mood in my household, whether we had rain coming in or not. Or if it had rained, we knew the crops would be good and it was going to be a good day or a good week around the Bryan household.
I wrote 'Rain Is a Good Thing' with one of my best friends in the world, Dallas Davidson. Dallas and I used to have the saying, "Rain makes corn, and corn makes whiskey," and it was just something we always said. If we were a little bummed out about the rain, if we had a fishing trip planned or something and a big rain storm was coming through, we'd be like, "Well, rain makes corn, and corn makes whiskey," and that would kind of make us feel a little better about it.
So that's kind of how the whole song started. We didn't even really have a title. We didn't start with 'Rain Is a Good Thing' as a title and wrote to it. We just started with 'rain makes corn and corn makes whiskey' and we kind of arrived at 'Rain Is a Good Thing.'
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