Luke Bryan's sister Kelly passed away unexpectedly in 2007, followed by her husband in November 2014. After the death of his brother-in law, the singer and his wife took in their 13-year-old nephew, Tilden (Til). Bryan told the Los Angeles Times
that because of the tragic events in his own life, he was totally able to connect to the song.
"I didn't go in there and do 25 vocal takes on it," he said. "I think I did four, and there were even some that my engineer was like, 'Man, we really can use 95% of this vocal.' That tells me I've connected emotionally with the song; I'm really just channeling it."