Love Her Like She's Leavin'

Album: This Is Country Music (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This song about the secrets of sustaining a relationship features Don Henley of The Eagles on backing vocals. When Paisley penned the tune with Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley, he thought it sounded like something the Eagles would have recorded so he enlisted Henley to sing on the track. "I can't think of many groups who are more of a country influence than the Eagles," Paisley told The Boot. "Don Henley has influenced our generation in a way that few country artists ever will, and this is a man who adores country music and understands it, so having him sing harmony and getting to pretend that I'm one of the Eagles for a night was a thrill for me."
  • The song finds the narrator getting relationship advice from an uncle, and Paisley decided to name the guy after one of his wife's uncles. "That song feels like an old country song to me, the country music advice song," he told The Boot. "The advice from an older, wiser person happens at least once an album for me. It really does. When I used an uncle in it I used Kim's Uncle Bill. I'll never live that down. He's going to be 'wise Uncle Bill' from now on."

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