The song was partially inspired by an incident when Rory Feek was at a Nashville Shoney's restaurant in the late '90s. He recalled to The Boot
: "I was a huge fan of this legendary singer, and he was there at Shoney's in the parking lot, and he came up to the car window. He wasn't begging for food or anything, but he was dangerously close, and he was really kind of having a tough time, and he was driving a junky old car, but the funny thing was, when you talked to him, he was talking about his big comeback. And it reminded me that even though we were doing well, you just never know how it's going to go in this business."