The band wrote this song with Randy Houser
, who in addition to being a solo artist, also writes for others (he co-wrote "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk
" for Trace Adkins). Houser wanted to write a song called "Blackberry Smoke," but the band wasn't feeling a self-titled track. Instead, they came up with one that made a less direct reference to their name: "Up In Smoke."