The song features prominent vocals by cast member Chord Overstreet, who portrays transfer student Sam Evans. The actor/singer is the son of Country music singer-songwriter Paul Overstreet, whose own solo hits include the 1991 country #1 "Daddy's Come Around
." Overstreet's songwriting credits include Ronan Keating's UK #1 "When You Say Nothing At All
," Carrie Underwood's 2009 song "Look At Me
" and Kenny Chesney's 2010 track "Round and Round
." Chord told Billboard
magazine: "I actually got my name because my dad is in the music business. I was the third (of six children) in my family born, and there are three notes in a chord, so that's how they came up with my name."