This duet with Buck Owens is based on a demo that Owens recorded before his death in 2006. Paisley told CMT: "He wrote a song that works great as a duet. He played guitar, he sang on it, he did the harmony parts. It's perfect. It's incredibly perfectly tuned... The theme of the song is running into someone you haven't seen in a while, and anyway, he and I are singing that to one another now on this record. And it's really cool."
At Buck Owens' funeral Paisley played a very emotional version of his 2006 country chart-topper, "When I Get Where I'm Going."
Brad Paisley told AOL that after he called the Owens family to see if there was anything they had on tape that might work for a posthumous duet, they sent him this song. He added: "When I heard it I instantly thought that it was a duet... So I sang to his harmony parts so that he's singing harmony with me, and then I sang harmony with him. Plus that's him playing the mandolin solo and the dobro fills."
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.