Keith Whitley performs “I’m No Stranger to the Rain” Official Video Clip.

It reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row, and stayed 22 weeks in the charts. Also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks lists. It was the third number one of Keith's career.

YouTube KeithWhitleyVEVO Channel
YouTube KeithWhitleyVEVO Channel

I’m No Stranger to the Rain:

Lp cover Keith Whitley ( RCA 1988 )
Lp cover Keith Whitley ( RCA 1988 )

Song written by Sonny Curtis & Ron Hellard, was recorded by Keith Whitley, at the end of 1987 at Sound Emporium, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN. With the production of Garth Fundis & Keith Whitley, it was released in December 1988, on April 8, 1989, it reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, for two weeks in a row, and stayed 22 weeks in the charts On April 10, 1989, he also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks lists. It was the third number one of Keith’s career.

The song was included in Keith’s second studio album, Do not Close Your Eyes (RCA 1988), it was released on May 31, 1988, it reached number # 8 on the US Top Country Albums lists, and the number # 10 in the lists of Canadian RPM Country Albums. It was certified gold record, in USA.

Cd cover Tribute album ( BNA 1994 )
Cd cover Tribute album ( BNA 1994 )

 

Versions:

Sonny Curtis 1987 (Colt Records)
Joe Diffie 1994 (BNA) Tribute album
Tommy Cash 1996 (Country Crazy Records)
Seán Keane 1998 (The Grapevine Label)

Keith Whitley – I’m No Stranger to the Rain Lyrics

I’m no stranger to the rain
I’m a friend of thunder
Friend, is it any wonder lightning strikes me
I’ve fought with the devil
Got down on his level
But I never gave in, so he gave up on me

I’m no stranger to the rain
I can spot bad weather
And I’m good at finding shelter in a downpour
I’ve been sacrificed by brothers
Crucified by lovers
But through it all I withstood the pain
I’m no stranger to the rain

But when I get that foggy feeling
When I’m a feeling down
If I don’t keep my head up, I may drown
But it’s hard to keep believing
I’ll even come out even
While the rain beats your hope in the ground
And tonight it’s really coming down

I’m no stranger to the rain
But there’ll always be tomorrow
And I’ll beg, steal or borrow a little sunshine
And I’ll put this cloud behind me
That’s how the Man designed me
To ride the wind and dance in a hurricane
I’m no stranger to the rain
Oh no, I’m no stranger to the rain

I’m no stranger to the rain
I’m a friend of thunder
Friend, is it any wonder lightning strikes me
But I’ll put this cloud behind me
That’s how the Man designed me
Ride the wind and dance in a hurricane
I’m no stranger to the rain
Oh no, I’m no stranger to the rain

Single Keith Whitley ( RCA 1988 )
Single Keith Whitley ( RCA 1988 )

Miquel Batlle
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