This was written and originally recorded by Matthew West, who would later become a very successful solo artist. When we spoke with West in 2011
, he told us how Cyrus ended up recording the song: "He was getting ready to make a gospel record, and I had written this song on an independent record of mine called Love Has No Walls
. And he liked it and decided to record it, and that was pretty cool. Sometimes I've written a song for myself and somebody hears it and wants to record it. So whether it's country music or pop or Christian, I'm still who I am as a songwriter and as a person. I've had songs recorded by Rascal Flatts and Billy Ray and Montgomery Gentry and Jo Dee Messina, so it's fun to see where your songs land. I write songs about everything, about my life, about my faith, about my family, and if those songs strike a chord and be a part of some other artist's career, then I think that's a pretty cool thing, and something I really love to do."