This song was written by Eddie Rabbit and Dick Heard. Elvis recorded it on February 19, 1969 at American Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Working that session were: Reggie Young (guitar), Tom Cogbill (bass), Gene Chrisman (drums), Bobby Wood (piano), and Bobby Emmons (organ). Vocal overdubs (meaning backing vocals added after the Elvis session) were done by Sonja Montgomery, Millie Kirkham, Dolores Edgin, Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babock and Ronnie Milsap. Also overdubbed were R.F. Taylor and Wayne Jackson on trumpet, Glen Spreen on sax and viola, Andrew Love on sax, Jackie Thomas and Jack Hale on trombone, Tony Cason and Joe D'Gerolamo on French horn, and Ed Kollis on harmonica. "Kentucky Rain" was released in January 1970 with "My Little Friend" as the flipside. It the U.S. it peaked at #16 during its 9-week run on the pop chart, peaked at #31 in its 10-week run on the country chart, and reached #3 on the easy listening chart. In the UK it reached peaked at #21 in its 12-week run on the pop chart.