Brad Clawson, Brock Berryhill, Greylan James and Jamie Paulin wrote this lighthearted tropical tune about finding happiness in doing the simple things. A couple of feel-good characters help illustrate the point. They are:
A young musician chasing her dreams in Boulder, Colorado who is playing for tips. "Every pickle jar, crinkled dollar takes her another mile high."
A four-times divorced ex-marine who's now working nights selling gasoline is, "Hummin' along, schoolin' ya on the songs on his station."
Chesney said the first time he heard the track, it made him smile. "It's just being happy and being thankful and being humble and having gratitude - those are the things that I try to lean on," he reflected.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.