Urban said about this song on Roughstock
: "I wrote this song with John Shanks. This came from a personal experience. 'My Heart Is Open' just hit me as a beautiful thing to say. My wife said it to me very early in our relationship and it moved me so much. I asked her how her heart was, and she said that her heart was open. I wasn't expecting that answer. I thought, "What a great way for a heart to be."