McBryde co-penned "One Night Standards" with her "A Little Dive Bar In Dahloenga
" co-writer Nicollete Hayford, and with Shane McAnally. McBryde and Hayford had already come up with the lines, "It ain't somethin' I wanna spend a lot of time in. I ain't gonna stay for the weekend." They knew that they were onto something special but were unsure how to take it further, so the pair took a break.
"We had to walk away from it to give it a second to breathe," McBryde explained to ABC Radio. "When we got back… this time Shane [McAnally] was with us and I joked, 'You know, hotel rooms... they only have one nightstand for a reason. They're one night stand-ers.'"
Hayford and McAnally's eyes lit up; they immediately recognized the singer's simple comment was the title they'd been looking for. From there, the three wrote the rest of the song, penning lyrics about setting the rules for a one-night stand.