This was the first #1 single for both Troy Verges and Brett James. "Brett was living in Oklahoma at the time, going to medical school," Verges recalled to Roughstock
: "Neither one of us had any cuts or any singles that we could speak of, but we were writing stuff that we loved. I went out there four or five days at a time and wrote in-between Brett's classes. Then I would come back to Nashville and demo the songs. That song was one of the first or second trips. We wrote it in-between him going to classes. In that same day, we wrote another song called 'Telluride' that Tim McGraw cut and one more song that got cut in the same little week."
"We were literally writing in his parents' kitchen," Verges continued with a smile. "He was going to study whatever he was studying -- emergency medicine -- right before and right after we wrote. Once we had our idea mapped out, the rest of the songs and lyrics just came pouring out of us that day."
"This song is real special to the both of us ... And I'm glad Brett is not a doctor," Verges added with a laugh. "He is a much better songwriter than I think he would've been a doctor [laughs]!"