Shelton first came across the song during a difficult patch in his relationship with Miranda Lambert, before they married. The country star was driving in his truck back to Oklahoma when Barnes' tune came on the radio. He recalled to The Boot
: "For whatever reason I was flipping through stations and landed on a contemporary Christian station, and that song came on and I almost had to pull the truck over. It was one of those moments for me where I felt like I was hearing that song at that moment for a reason."
Shelton got on iTunes and downloaded the song as he was driving home. He continued: "I probably listened to it 20 times before I got home that day, and I called [my producer] Scott Hendricks and said, 'Man, I found a song I want to cut.' There was never a question, I never looked back after that. I knew it was going to be a pivotal song for the album."