The three songwriters gave their demo to Michael Knox, who sent it on to Aldean. The singer fell in love with it immediately. He recalled to The Boot
"There's just certain songs that kind of grab you right off the bat, you know? It's hard to put a finger on what it is you like about it; it's just ear candy. When it's ear candy and the subject matter is cool, and it just feels like an effortless lyric to me, that's a cool thing.
That was one that, right off the bat, the chorus kicks in, and it goes from this soft kind of thing to this big, heavy, rock 'n' roll chorus, which grabbed me right off the bat."