Bentley explained to AOL Music about this song: "'Long Trip Alone' is a really special song to me. My wife always refers to that song as the one that God stole away from her, because I started off writing that song about her and then halfway through writing, it became more of a gospel song and more of a prayer. And that's still kind of the way I hear it when I sing it. And I think when the audience hears it, they sometimes hear it as a love song and sometimes also hear it as a gospel song. It really just depends on the frame of mind you're in when you're listening to it."
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."