"Here Tonight" was written by Young along with Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Ben Caver and Justin Ebach. The singer was on a writing weekend with Caver and Ebach when Kelley volunteered his services. He recalled to The Boot
"I didn't even have to ask Charles. A couple weeks before, we'd gone golfing, and he found out what a bad golfer I was. I had two writers - Justin Ebach and Ben Caver - out for the weekend, and we were in the catering tent at lunchtime. Anyone who knows Charles' personality, he walked right up and was like, 'Y'all out here writing this weekend?' And they said, 'Yeah.' And he goes, 'I wanna write, too.'"
Over the course of the weekend, the quartet penned three songs, including "Here Tonight."