Morgan knew when he first heard the song that it was a tune he could make his own. In fact he immediately felt so at home with it, that he needed to check with longtime writing partner Phil O'Donnell that they hadn't penned the tune themselves. "I fell in love with the song. It immediately felt like something that I'd written," explained the singer to The Boot
. "When I listen to music that's being pitched that I didn't write, I don't look to see who wrote it because that influences you even if you don't think it does. Sometimes I've had people send me songs that I was a writer on! So, when I got this song, I immediately got on the phone and called Phil and I said, 'I was listening to this song, 'This Ole Boy' – did we write this?' It felt that familiar! And Phil said, 'No, that was Rhett and Ben.' So I said, 'Well, this is definitely a no-brainer. If it feels that comfortable, we should cut it!'"