Carolina Rain's debut album, Weather The Storm, is certainly a fitting title and solid proof that togetherness and determination pays off. Recorded at Clint Black's home studio, the album comprises 12 tracks that seamlessly flow from carefree, upbeat grooves to stirring emotional cuts.
On the surface, the trio couldn't be more different. One comes from a Tennessee bluegrass-gospel family band. One was classically trained in South Carolina and was once Broadway bound. One played in rock bands and ran with a Virginia biker gang. But when they sing, Jeremy Baxter, Marvin Evatt, and Rhean Boyer are blood brothers.
Six months later, Carolina Rain sang their songs for Equity's Mike Kraski and were offered a contract. In 2004, producer/songwriter Stephony Smith took Carolina Rain into the studio to begin work on its album for the label. Progress continued in 2005 when Equity Music Group partner Clint Black offered the trio the use of his studio.
"When I went to the Country Music Hall of Fame for the first time ever," says Rhean. "I stood right in the middle of the rotunda, looking all around and thinking about everything that we've been through. I was thinking, 'I can't imagine not doing this music.' It just tore me up, and I broke down."