The title references the term flyover country, which is often associated with the Midwestern United States. The phrase is sometimes used in a dismissive manner, which is why Aldean says he felt so strongly about the pro-heartland tune in the first place. "One of the things about my music is that people who are from middle America, the heartland, that's kind of where I grew up. Those people have always related to what I was doing, and this song speaks directly to those people," he told The Boot
. "The song is absolutely real, and when you tell a story like that and you deliver it in a way that it's real and you're not trying to sugarcoat it, people respond to that and relate to it. That's what this song is, and why it's become popular."