Today in Country Music, June 21, featuring :"The Thunder Rolls"
Today in country music, June 21
On this day in 2011, Justin Moore released his sophomore album Outlaws Like Me… Moore is currently touring with Eric Church on the "Blood Sweat And Beers Tour."
Today in 2004, Gretchen Wilson’s "Redneck Woman" captured another week at the top of the charts.
In 1994, the #1 album was Tim Mcgraw's Not A Moment Too Soon …Mcgraw just kicked off "The Brothers Of The Sun Tour" with longtime buddy Kenny Chesney.
And on this day in 1991, Garth Brooks took his song "The Thunder Rolls" to the top ... This would be garth's sixth #1 single.
"The Thunder Rolls" debuted on Garths second album No Fences and also appears on The Hits, The Limited Series, Double Live and The Ultimate Hits. "The Thunder Rolls" was written by Brooks and Pat Alger and was Garth Brooks' sixth No. 1 on the country chart.
It was originally recorded by Tanya Tucker, but was never released until it appeared on her self-titled 1995 box set. Her version included a third verse which Brooks himself intended to use on his version, but did not at the suggestion of producer, Allen Reynolds.
The song begins with a man driving home in torrential rain, from "somewhere that he never should have been." His wife is waiting at home for his return, "praying it's the weather that's kept him out all night."
When the man does return (in the second verse), the woman rushes out to meet him only to smell a perfume on his person, implying that he was with another woman.
The Third Verse
The original recorded version does not include the song's original third verse, most likely due to its graphic nature (the verse hints that the woman plans to kill the man for his infidelity). However, the third verse was included on Garth's live album Double Live and Brooks does include the third verse when performing the song live.
The verse goes as follows:
She runs back down the hallway and through the bedroom door
She reaches for the pistol kept in the dresser drawer
Tells the lady in the mirror 'he won't do this again'
'Cause tonight will be the last time, she'll wonder where he's been