Tripp Howell penned the song with his bandmates Brandon Lancaster and Chandler Baldwin, along with Jeremy Spillman (Eric Church's "Hell on the Heart
"). The songwriters came up with the idea after the band's tour bus picked them up in a small parking lot with just a rundown bar and restaurant. Lancaster explained they started thinking about how though the location seemed insignificant to them, it could be a landmark to someone else. "This could be the place where someone spent all their Friday nights or had their first fender-bender in high school," he said.
The four started talking about their upbringings, and realized everybody has those meaningful places in their hometowns; maybe a football field or even an exit sign. "Though insignificant to most, they are part of our stories," Lancaster said. "So this song shines a light on the idea that 'there's more than meets the eye.'"