Nichols battled alcohol and substance abuse problems for several years after the death of his father in 2002. It was his wife, Heather Singleton, whom he married in September 2007, who helped pull him through his difficulties. This poignant Rivers Rutherford and Tim James penned cut has a special meaning to Nichols. He explained to The Boot
: "It's really special to me because of Heather, my wife, and because of what my life is like now. There was a time that I was fairly certain that I would go out of this world guns ablazing, and probably way too soon. It was just how I lived, and how I didn't care. And rightfully so. Anyone who knew me back then could tell you this wasn't going to end well. So when Heather came along, everything started changing for me and I got my life back on track. I started thinking a different way... more for the future and for how I want to be here in my 80's. I would love to grow old and experience life the way it should be experienced. That's why it's special to me."