first heard this Paul Reter and Brent Stenzel penned song as he was about to embark on a road trip from Nashville to Key West, Florida in his pearly green 1966 Volkswagon Microbus. He told Radio.com
: "I hadn't heard it [at the time it was written]. But my buddy who is a songwriter saw that I was doing that VW van trip, he sent me an email saying that his friends had written a song that maybe I could use. And I thought, 'This is perfect for the record.'"