This came about when the three songwriters were listening to an entirely different Cole Swindell song. The singer recalled to The Boot
"We were trying to tie this into the Down Home Sessions
, and there was a song on my Down Home Sessions
called 'Kiss;' that was the name of the song we were writing. The second verse says, 'Girl, you left me here with half a beer. In the middle of the memory.' We just all three stopped and were like, "We have to write 'Middle of a Memory.'" So we just stopped writing that song and wrote 'Middle of a Memory,' about that."