Currington told The Boot
how he had to battle for this Harley Allen and Scotty Emerick
penned number to be included on the album: "I had heard that song so long ago, and I brought it to the table on the last album. But I had so many people fighting against me on [it]. It was my first time as a producer, and I wanted to work well with other people. I'm a team player, so in the end, I was like, 'I know y'all hate this song, but I'm going to record this song one day because I have one to replace it for now.' So, we moved on to this album and I'll never forget the day I brought it up to the people who hated that song. They went, 'Oh my God. I cannot believe you want to record this song.' [laughs] So, all the way to the end, I just had to keep fighting about this 'Dog' song, and ended up recording it. It seems like it's becoming a lot of people's favorite. [laughs] I just hope it becomes a single. Scotty Emerick was the one who wrote this song, and I had seen this guy perform this song acoustically in front of people across the United States at songwriters' nights for five years, and I'd never not seen it explode, as a reaction."