Speaking on Apple Music Country's Happy Hour Radio
, Hardy told Wallen that he'd had the song concept in his phone for a long time. When he went in to write with Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne, he told them about his "idea about just a summer love kind of thing," which he wanted to call "Sand in My Boots."
Wallen noted he loved the demo as soon as he heard it. Hardy replied that Luke Bryan "fell in love with it too," though he had no idea how the "That's My Kind of Night
" singer had got to hear the song.
He added that "Sand in My Boots" was already a done deal because they all wanted Wallen to have it. "We thought you could make it cool," Hardy explained. "So he missed out, dawg."
"Sorry, Luke," Wallen teased at the end.