Craig Campbell told The Boot
that he instantly gravitated to the James McNair, Jordan Schmidt and Tyler Hubbard-penned demo because of its personal connection to his own experiences with his wife. "We put the word out that we were looking for a song," he said. "We didn't want to hear a bunch of songs; we didn't want to hear good songs, we didn't want to hear great songs - we wanted to hear the best songs. I said, 'I want to hear the songs before Blake [Shelton] hears them. I want to hear the songs before Luke [Bryan] hears them. That's the song I wanna hear.'"
Campbell continued: "[Personal connection] definitely plays into choosing a song, especially when I didn't write it. It's hard for me to sing a song I don't relate to. As soon as I heard 'See You Try,' I connected to it. Sometimes I'll be out with my friends and Mindy'll be there, and she'll be like, 'Hey, let's leave.' And I'll be like, 'I'm having a good time!' Then she goes into this whole mode of convincing me, and I love it. That's what the song's about."