This song serves as a love letter to the small-town South. Paisley celebrates the simple yet wonderful things that come along with Southern life, such as "the mornings marked by "eggs on the griddle, coffee in my cup. Farmer on a tractor, kids on a bus," as well as "Old Glory wavin' atcha as you're drivin' by the courthouse."
West Virginia native Paisley wrote the song with his frequent collaborator Chris DuBois ("Then," "Remind Me.") and Brent Anderson who contributed to three other Love and War tracks, including the single "Last Time for Everything."
The track opens Brad Paisley's Love and War record. There is also a one minute reprise of the song at the end of the album.
"Lean On" was originally sent by Major Lazer to both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj's camps as a slower reggae track. After both parties rejected the tune, Major Lazer recruited Danish singer MØ to supply vocals and recorded it themselves.
Meghan Trainor and her producer Kevin Kadish originally wrote "All About That Bass" for another artist to record. However, after Epic Records boss LA Reid heard Meghan play a demo of the song on a ukulele, he signed the young songwriter to his label and told her she should sing it.