This was the third single from American musician Darius Rucker's debut Country album Learn to Live.
Rucker wrote this song with Learn to Live producer Frank Rogers. He has said that this was written as the answer song to "All I Want."
Rucker said on his record company's website: "This is how we really feel. I love the simplicity of the whole song, and, of course, any time you get to mention Patsy Cline in a song, I think that's awesome. This is about just not needing all those big and crazy things. I've done all that stuff. I'm 42, I like a glass of champagne but I'd rather have a beer if I have a choice. It's realizing the things that make me happy. It took me a long time to get here. I thank my wife for the bottom of my heart for still being here."
When this ascended to the #1 position on the Country Songs chart, Rucker became the first act in nearly 17 years to top the tally with their first three format singles. The previous acts to achieve this feat were Wynonna who led with each of her first three solo songs and Brooks & Dunn with each of their first four singles, both in 1992.
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