This is the first single from Country music duo Montgomery Gentry's seventh album. The song, which was co-penned by Eddie Montgomery, recognizes the importance of hard work, forgiveness, and overall social responsibility. Montgomery commented: "I love this one, it's just a song about real American folks and their lives."
This song, along with the rest of the album, was produced by Blake Chancey, who helmed the duo's 2008 CD, Back When I Knew It All.
The song was to have been on an album titled Freedom, but after it only peaked at #40 on the Country singles chart it was scrapped. Columbia then planned to include it on an EP titled Hits and More: Life Beside a Gravel Road, but a day before the extended play's slated release, Montgomery Gentry exited the label, so it got shelved.
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.
Ariana Grande's collaboration with Zedd, "Break Free" came about after the Russian-German producer overheard Grande performing at a label showcase while he was backstage, and he mentioned to his team that he wanted to work with her.