The writing session that produced this song took place shortly after Joyce's funeral. Lori McKenna recalled to Radio.com
"I don't think we started til 8:00 at night, and that had been such an emotional summer because of Jimi's sister. We didn't know if the writing session was going to happen. We thought 'There's no way that she's going to want to write a song after this.'"
"But sometimes, as a songwriter, that's exactly what you need, and we had wine and we cried, and she told us about her life." And that conversation led to the song."