This Deanna Bryant, Scotty Emerick, John Scott Sherrill penned fun tune finds Currington duetting with Country legend Willie Nelson. The singer first discovered the playful song when he was surfing YouTube and ran across an acoustic performance by his buddy Scotty Emerick. "I saw the great fan reaction and it's a song I couldn't get out of my head," said Currington. "I called him up and I'm like, 'Man, you've got to send me that Hippie song.'"
"My first thought when I was listening to the demo was this would be perfect to record with Willie Nelson," he continued. "I mentioned it to Scotty and he's like 'Well I know Willie pretty good' so he mentioned it to Willie and I ended up meeting Willie on his bus one afternoon. We played it for him and he was in. We went to Texas and recorded his vocal and that's how 'Hard to Be a Hippie' came about."