Gary Allan Shines Light On Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts with ‘Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)’
Hitmaker Gary Allan is taking Country radio by storm (no pun intended!) with his new single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain).” The song is the lead single from Allan’s forthcoming album, Set You Free, slated for release in early 2013. The album marks the country-rocker’s first full-length studio release since 2010.
CountryMusicIsLove recently had the opportunity to chat with Gary Allan about the song, its affect on those who were hit by hurricane Sandy, the brand new music video and more. Gary tells us the title of the song, which he co-wrote alongside Matt Warren and Hillary Lindsey, was inspired by a bad day.
“We’ve written a ton of songs together. Matt was having a really bad day. He was having a dry spell as a writer and he was just really frustrated. He’s weeding and mowing lawns. He hit a rock with his weed eater and it hit him right in the eye,” Allan explains. “He sat down for a minute and he actually wrote that down, “every storm runs out of rain”, and brought it over. I remember Hillary kind of doing this gospel stomp thing out on the porch. I wanted like a U2 kind of feel to it and that was kind of that intro to that.”
Allan, Warren and Lindsey set out to write a song about hope, and that’s exactly what they did. The song has actually become an anthem of hope for those in the Northeast who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“I know I kept talking about my kids, saying I wanted it to be something I could say every word to them,” he recalls. “I hope it gives somebody relief or at least makes somebody realize this too will end.”
Allan, who was actually scheduled to perform in Atlantic City, NJ the day after Sandy hit, is encouraging fans to join in on relief efforts by donating to the Red Cross. In exchange for sharing the donation information and music video, he’s offering a free download of an acoustic version of “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain).”
“We’re tying to the whole thing in with the Red Cross,” he tells CMIL. “I just feel like it was such a good song to shine light on a cause and the hurricane hit and it was unfortunate, but timely. It just seemed like the best way to help people was to attach it to this.”
Continuing with the theme of optimism, the new music video also tells a story of hope.
“We’ve got a woman in there that’s kinda down ‘cause her man is in the military and at the end he ends up coming back.”
Hillary Lindsey, one of the song’s co-writers, is also featured in the video. “She’s the one that’s singing background on the song,” he tells us.
Fans can use the widget below to watch the brand new music video, donate to the Red Cross and download the acoustic version of “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain).”