Luke Bryan, "Rain Is a Good Thing"

3.5

A catchy one-liner can make for a memorable song, and such is the case with Georgia native Luke Bryan's lighthearted ditty, "Rain Is a Good Thing." The newly crowned best new artist at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards follows up his most successful hit to date, "Do I," with a clever spin on agriculture and how the weather forecasts his love life. The chorus opens with a winking lyric: "Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey/Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky." Bryan penned the song with Dallas Davidson, co-writer of Joe Nichols' "Gimmie That Girl" and Billy Currington's "That's How Country Boys Roll." The upbeat tune has enough mojo to become a live crowd-pleaser, as playful fiddle and banjo and twangy guitars weave mischieviously around Bryan's sweet baritone belts. -Michael Menachem