The song was penned by the trio in Lindsay's old apartment that she rented in Nashville. Verges recalled to Roughstock
: "Brett and I had written 'Who I Am
' [for Jessica Andrews], and that was the first song that really blew up for us. It got so much attention. It was like, 'What's so different about this song?' It's not a love song, so I was on this kick about writing songs that aren't just love songs.
"There's not that many of them, so people respond to them," Verges continued. "That was in my head for a while, and it still is. If you can do that ... write a song that's not a love song, it's a way to stand out a little bit. 'Blessed' is a love song, but it's not a romantic love song. Part of it is, but it's about celebrating life."