[Diann’s Take] This is a real special song for us. Mitch has wanted to write a song about “home” for a long time and it seemed we never quite found a way to approach it. Not only are we happy about how it turned out, but it represents a real turning point in Mitch’s recovery from a major hip surgery for bone cancer. I came up with the title and a few lyrics for this song just before the surgery in February 2018 and promised that we would work on it once he felt up to it. It was such a joy to finally put the pieces together in June and be back to writing with my favorite co-writer. “Hometown Rain” represents the beginning of a return to “normal” for us.