David Nail penned this song with Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum whilst out on the road with the superstar country trio. The two L A male members carry a set up with them allowing them to record demos whilst touring. So Haywood and Kelley laid down a guitar and piano track before Nail added his vocals. The Missouri native joked to The Boot
that the Need You Now
duo sweet-talked him into cutting the song for the record. "It was an unspoken formality to say that it was something I dug," he said. "Then Charles definitely put on the pressure and said, 'Hey, you better cut this, or we're going to.' I don't know if that was a sales pitch or him trying to manipulate the situation to make sure I cut or if it was in fact true. It worked itself out."