The song originated with a single line Randy Montana had jotted down: "We go together like good ole boys and beer." He recalled to American Songwriter
"I thought, 'Oh, that's a funny way of thinking about a couple.' One of the first lines we added was, 'A 40 HP Johnson on a flat bottom metal boat,' and we just started listing those images that go together really well.
The title, 'Better Together,' just fell out at the top of the chorus. It doesn't end with the title, which is really interesting to me. We didn't even plan on that, it just happened. The creative process just led us to that title, which I love when things happen unexpectedly."