The penning of another A Rock
cut, "Trucks" served as inspiration for this heavenly hellraiser. During the writing of that song with Hunter Phelps (Florida Georgia Line's "Talk You Out of It
") and Ben Johnson ("Lee Brice's "One Of Them Girls
") a phrase on the second verse stood out.
"The original line we threw out was like, 'I bet there's stories about his best friend that he can barely tell. Because he's givin' heaven some hell,'" Hardy recalled to Billboard
. "I can't remember who said the line, but we all were like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, give heaven some hell is a great line. We need to write that song.'"
The three reconvened to pen the tune a few weeks later at the home of Ashley Gorley (Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl
," Thomas Rhett's "T-Shirt
"). "Everybody just kind of knew where the song was going to go as soon as the title was out," recalled Phelps.