Bastian told Brooks he couldn't cover this because it was written for a girl to sing. Brooks replied, "Watch me."
Bastian, who also co-wrote Brooks' "Unanswered Prayers
," was amazed at the transformation. "He'll take the song and he'll go in a direction that you wouldn't dream that anybody could take on of your songs," the songwriter explained in Brooks' 2017 book, The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years
: "He took that song and rocked the hell out of it."