I Am the Rain marks the return of country singer Chely Wright after a six-year stretch between albums.
That time included the release of a documentary about her coming out as lesbian in the country music world (Wish Me Away), marriage, and the birth of twins.
With I Am the Rain, she finds a more intimate tone than on prior albums, while incorporating a few high-profile guests, including Rodney Crowell and the Milk Carton Kids.
The latter are featured on the record's one cover, Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time." On the delicate original "Pain," Wright is joined by Emmylou Harris' harmonies for an album highlight with adult contemporary crossover appeal.