Speaking with Entertainment.ie
, Jason Aldean recalled his reaction when he first heard this song's demo: "'Sweet Little Somethin' is written by David Lee Murphy," he said. "He was one of the writers on it who has written a ton of stuff for us in the past, so when I heard that song for the first time, I was actually on the way out to my farm, and I had a CD of songs I was listening to. And I put it in; hadn't heard it yet, and so it was like a two lane road going out to my farm; 50 mile hour zone. I'm cruising down there doing about 75 in a 50, so I figured that was a pretty good sign for the song. It made me want to drive faster which is usually a good sign when you're listening to the tempo."
"It was something we definitely needed for the record; tempos are always the hardest thing to find for any album. When you find one that's cool you want to lock on it pretty quick and go 'yes' because they are diamonds in the rough- you don't find them a lot," Aldean continued. That's why 'Sweet Little Somethin' or 'She's Country
' or 'My Kinda Party
' songs like that...when you hear those songs it's almost like thank you it was a gift because they don't come around pretty often."