Chris DuBois recalled to The Boot
the day back in 2007 he and Dave Turnbull got together with Brad Paisley to write a song about raising a son. "Dave and I both have sons, so we had an idea for a song that talks about the process of having sons. We dug into it and wrote a little bit, and I just felt like it was something that Brad would love. So I called him up and said, 'Hey, we've got this thing started.'
Brad had just had a son, too, and Dave and I both felt he could be able to relate to it. It just felt like something that would really work for him. I told him about what we had, and he loved it. He was out on the road playing though, so it took a while for us all to get together.
Me and Dave didn't have much going in... We had a first verse that we ended up rewriting, and we had some thoughts on a chorus. So the three of us sat there and began talking about all the trials and tribulations of being a father. Then it really started to flow magically - talking about the excitement you have from the moment you find out you're having a boy and reflecting back on all the trouble you caused as a kid. Just thinking about how tough it could possibly be if your son turns out like you.
There was some stuff that we did [as boys] - each one of us individually - that was probably too bad to put in a song though! [laughs] 'You can't put that in there - that's too much!' Even though it was true! But it was a lot of fun and I think it resonates with a lot of people. Since then, I've actually had another little boy - and I had twin boys last December. So, yeah, we're in for it, for sure!"