John Rich wrote the wedding ballad with up-and-coming Nashville hitmaker Rodney Clawson and singer-songwriter Keith Anderson.
Clawson was Rich's junior high basketball coach. After Rich's former band, Lonestar, got a record deal, Rich advised him to start visiting Nashville. Through the encouragement of his former student, Clawson signed his publishing contract in 2000. Clawson has since written numerous hit songs for country music artists, including George Strait's "I Saw God Today
," Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You
," and Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt