Last February when Cyclone Winston stormed the island nation of Fiji, country star Darryl Worley and his wife Kimberly were on the island to perform at “Tunes in the Tropics.” Had this been a storm that hit in the US, it would have been a Category 5 Hurricane.
Worley and his wife weathered the storm safely but the island of Fiji wasn’t as fortunate. According to reports, 44 people lost their lives. The estimated damage from the cyclone is around $485 million.
“This storm has changed the island nation of Fiji forever… it also changed our lives forever,” says Worley. “These are defining moments in our lives and, prayerfully, we take what we should from them. I believe that I live a fuller life because of my experiences. This experience has reminded me of why we are put here; to do all we can to help those less fortunate than we are and to live every moment like it is a precious gift, because it is. This event brought a whole new meaning to ‘count your blessings.'”
Worley wrote and recorded a new song, “Rainmaker,” after surviving Cyclone Winston.
“This song is a little outside the box for me but thanks to my co-writers, Jay Brunswick and Brock Berryhill, we got something that sounds great and different,” notes Worley. “The song itself is not exactly what I thought might come out of this experience and that’s a good thing. I think this song might make people take notice and help us help the people of Fiji.”
“Rainmaker” is available for download today on iTunes and Amazon.com. With funds generated from the single downloads, Worley will make donations to the Cyclone Winston relief fund.
Worley adds, “Help us help Fiji by downloading ‘Rainmaker’ today!”
For more information on Darryl Worley, visit www.darrylworley.com.