This was Mat Kearney's first single. It was the title track to his second album, which was his first on a major label. The song recounts his move from Oregon to Nashville, where he set out to make it as a singer-songwriter. The song was a success: it was certified Gold and led to national exposure for Kearney, who performed the song several popular TV shows, including the Late Show with David Letterman
In 2011, when we asked Kearney how he felt about the song
years after writing it, he replied: "When I wrote that song it was about the unknown, and this road I've set my sights on and have no idea where it's going. If anything that's become more true every day. So in some ways it's become a self-fulfilling prophecy."