A conversation with a girl gave JT Harding the seed of the idea for this song. He recalled to The Boot
: "I couldn't believe that she was going through a breakup and she was so together; she was like, 'I can't just let the whole world fall apart.' I have another buddy, who I won't mention, who literally broke up with someone and went out at night picking fights and went nuts."
"Shane and I write a lot, and I knew he was on my calendar," Harding continued. "He saves his best ideas for Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt, so I knew I had to come in with a title. I barely had the seed and just the title, and I knew Shane would knock it out of the park. He came up with the best line in the song: 'When the going gets tough, guys can just act tough;' that was the glue that brought it all together."