This Jon Wolfe, Tim Johnson and James Dean Hicks penned song features bluegrass-country singer-songwriter Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski from her Union Station backing band.
Nichols explained the meaning of the track to Billboard magazine: "It's a very flattering song," he said. "It feels good, it's very complimentary to the girl you're singing to. It's about a guy who says 'No matter what's going on in the world, I wish I could see it, but the problem is I can't take my eyes off of you.' I think women like that."
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."