"It almost brought me to tears one night when we were doing that song in - I think it was Charleston, South Carolina," Williams recalled in an A.V. Club interview. "Mary Chapin Carpenter had a place there, and she came to the show, and I knew she was in the audience. I said, 'This is a song that my friend Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded on her album, and it opened a big door for me because it led to me winning a Grammy for Country Song Of The Year, which neither I nor anyone else thought was a remote possibility.'"
It's still a special song for Williams, and never fails to put her in a sentimental mood. She added: "I always get a little choked up when I talk about it, because I was so young and more naïve then, and Mary was already a star, really. It was my first Grammy, and it just really started everything for me. [Laughs.] When I get to the line 'It's my right,' all the women in the audience yell out and go nuts. I love it."