Jackson told The Boot
that he knew as soon as he heard the song he had discovered something special. "Well, at first it raised the hair on my arms, when I heard the demo," he recalled. "It was a really good version, too. It was one of those songs that, when I heard it, it's the kind of song that made me want to be in country music. I'm such a big fan of that kind of song. Sad songs, or break-up songs, and heartache songs are always the best ones to bring that emotion out and are actually the easiest to write as a writer."