Perfect song for this week's weather: 'Go Ahead and Rain'
A member of the songwriters Hall Of Fame, J.D. Souther has made it rain hits for other artists. Today we uncover a lost chestnut by Souther who tries to make his own rain with Go Ahead And Rain.
A native of Texas, Souther moved to L.A. and struck up a friendship with future roommate Glenn Frey and the connection led to Souther penning smash hits by the Eagles like New Kid In Town, Best Of My Love and Heartache Tonight as well as co-writing John Waite's If Anybody Had A Heart from the About Last Night soundtrack. Souther also hit the charts with his own songs too, like You're Only Lonely from 1979 and his duet with James Taylor in 1981 entitled Her Town Too which reach No. 11 in 1981.
In 1984, Souther embraced the video age when he released his single Go Ahead And Rain. The song only made it to No. 104 on the singles chart. The video for Go Ahead And Rain features Souther showing off his impressive beard while making a bold fashion statement with his peach jacket and shirt collar way up while eyeballing a cute waitress in a roadside diner.
The video for Go Ahead And Rain may have sparked an interest in acting for Souther as at the end of the decade he started to appear in the TV series thirtysomething and bit parts in movies like 1989's underrated Always and Postcards From The Edge. In 2012, he became a recurring minor character on the hit TV show Nashville. Souther still hasn't abandoned music as he released his latest album Tenderness in 2015