Kacey Musgraves wrote this song the week after that she met singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly. The pair got engaged on Christmas Eve in 2016, after he proposed to her at Musgraves' childhood home in Golden, Texas.
I was just coastin' Never really goin' anywhere Caught up in a web I was gettin' kinda used to stayin' there And out of the blue I fell for you
"It's actually the first song I wrote after meeting my now-husband," said Musgraves. "Everything from the lyrics down to the production really represents this floaty, dreamy feeling that I got as soon as he came into my life. I wrote this song with Natalie Hemby and Shane McAnally back in 2016 in the Spring when I had gotten off the road and tried to get back to my creative roots of just writing again just to write and explore new ideas. I had just met Ruston, so my world had been completely flipped upside down, so this is a great sonic representation of that."
Musgraves performed the song for the first time on the January 21, 2017 episode of A Prairie Home Companion radio show.
The song's music video was shot in Mexico City by "Space Cowboy" director Courtney Phillips.
This won Best Country Solo Performance at the Grammy Awards in 2019. Golden Hour also earned Musgraves the awards for Best Country Album and Album Of The Year.