Harmony vocal trio Carolina Rain consists of Rhean Boyer (guitar), Jeremy Baxter (mandolin), and Marvin Evatt (banjo, guitar). Boyer (who grew up in Virginia Beach) and Evatt (whose background was in musical theater) met at Belmont University in Nashville while both were working as campus security guards. Quickly becoming friends, the pair ended up writing songs in their squad car during down time. Boyer had known Baxter, a Tennessee native, since 1999, when the two of them sang in the same church choir. Baxter was invited to jam with Boyer and Evatt, and it was obvious from the first that the trio was something special. Named after the first song they wrote together, Carolina Rain came to the attention of Clint Black's fledgling Equity Music Group label, and the trio became the label's first official signing. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi