Hedlund explained in an interview with The Boot
how performing the song to his dying grandfather enabled it to really connect to him on a personal level. Said the actor: "Nathan Chapman and Lori McKenna
wrote it, and it is such a great song. My grandpa was in the hospital and I said, 'I'm going to come visit.' He said, 'I'm not making her through this one, feller.' And I said, 'Well Grandpa, I'm going to be there in two days.' He said, 'Naw, I ain't making her through this one.' So, the next day I called and he couldn't talk any more, so they put the phone on speakerphone and I sang 'Amanda' by Waylon Jennings, because it's my sister's name and she meant the world to him. I sang that once for him and once for the nurses. [laughs] He seemed to be trying to move his lips and his eyes, and the next day I called back and I played 'Chances Are' for him. And as soon as it got to the point 'I'm not the worst love that's making, but better at the breaking, a guy like me knows how to disappear,' he passed away. So now he's with me going through the journey. For me, every time I performed the song, it made me appreciate every time I got to sing it. Every time was meaningful."