Carrie admitted to The Boot
that she wasn't interested in the song at first glance. "I saw the title, 'Thank God For Hometowns' and I thought [here is] another 'I love my truck. I love my hometown. I love my mama,' another one of those. There are so many great ones about small towns, but there's just a lot out there. I was thinking, 'That's just going to be another static song' and then I listened to it and just the way it starts, talking to your mom, I was like 'these are all things my mom would say.'"