WHEN Freddie Bailey-Cook’s friends fell victim to the drought, he decided to help the only way he knew how.
The 14-year-old country artist wrote uplifting tune, When the Rain Comes – with all proceeds from iTunes going to the farmers.
“I’d been seeing a lot of stuff on the news recently about the drought and how it’s affecting everyone,” Freddie said.
People aren’t getting enough rain for their farms so everything is dying, they can only afford so much.Freddie Bailey-Cook
“Even kids I go to school with are affected, considering they live on farms, so I decided to get the song recorded and have to proceeds go to farmers.”
Recorded at Fat Track studios in Tamworth, the song is written and performed by Freddie.
A city-slicker turned country, Freddie learned to love the genre and now it’s all he plays.
“People aren’t getting enough rain for their farms so everything is dying, they can only afford so much,” he said.
“It’s written for everyone, I thought I had to do something to help.”
The song is available on iTunes.