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Recently dropped from Warner Chappell, Warren was working a side job mowing lawns and about to give up on his dreams, when the idea for the song literally hit him. "One morning we were mowing hud houses, it was hot and I was weed eating and a rock hit me on the face and really made me mad. Something came into my head and I said stop complaining you will get through this, you are learning something about yourself every storm runs outta rain" says Warren.
A few weeks later Warren had a songwriting session with Gary Allan and well known Nashville songwriter Hillary Lindsey.
"Originally it was more upbeat. We were stomping on Gary's deck drinking some red wine. But it never felt awesome so we continued on to something else" says Lindsey.
Then, two writing sessions later, just as they were about to walk out the door, the song found new life. "Hillary sits at his piano while making coffee and starts playing what you hear today. I was like wow that would be cool for the title I had, every storm runs outta rain. She started singing the chorus you hear now and Gary kinda peaked around the corner and was like what is that. I said it's happening you better come on over. Then
Gary started singing this verse melody and literally at that point I remember almost everything that came outta our mouths was keepers" says Warren.
The song quickly came together and the two left hopeful that they had landed a single on Alans highly anticipated 9th studio album.
"We were like jumping up and down inside and got in car and were like omg I can't believe this" laughs Hillary.
Gary cut it as his first single.
Lindsey remembers the day she heard it on the radio for the first time, "I pulled into some random driveway in Green Hills and was like please don't get mad at me I just wanna listen to my song. Sat there for entire thing. It's so exciting"
The song is special to all three for a different reason. Lindsay is no stranger to number ones, this makes her ninth, but it's the first single she's ever had that's been cut by a guy!
For Allan, it's his first number one as a songwriter and for Warren - it's his first number one - ever.
" I remember feeling that feeling when they say it's happening. Gary says it's the best day of landscaping you've ever had" laughs Warren.
Hillary Lindsey is the female that you hear singing with Gary Allan on the song.
Friday, February 22 2013, 09:09 AM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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