Bryan explained the background to this autobiographical song in a press release about National Hunting and Fishing Day. He said: "My mother's father had a tackle box that, as a child, I would go through all the time. It kind of taught me who he was as a person. The song is about the wonderful times I had together with both of my grandfathers."
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.