Murphy told The Boot
the story of how he and Minor penned this light-hearted sing-along during the end of the 2010 summer at his farm outside Nashville. "Shane and I were just sitting around, and he said, 'Hey, I've got this idea for a song called 'Live a Little, Love a Lot.' And I thought, 'Man, that's got such a great ring-- live a little, love a lot!' So we just started writing and jamming on the guitar.
We wrote the chorus that morning, and then we went to lunch. We went to Sonic, out there in Franklin, and we took a back road home, back to my old farmhouse... We were singing that chorus we'd written all the way back. It was end of summer and we had our windows down, just singing at top of our lungs: 'live a little, have some fun!' We couldn't quit singing that chorus, we were having so much fun.We didn't write this song in one day, it took us two or three days. We had fun with it, took our time. It's a fun, upbeat song about stepping back and taking time to have some fun, live a little... and smell the roses."