The second single released by Natalie Stovall and the Drive, the Country-Rock tune was written by Sarah Buxton, Jesse Frasure and Tina Parol. "'Mason Jar' is a song that we have been looking for for a long time," guitarist Miguel Cancino said. "It's like that vibe, that groove, that energy of the song, it's definitely something that we've been pursuing for a while."
Stovall said regarding the song's meaning: "It's using the metaphor of drinking up a mason jar as how you can't get enough of this love that you're in at the moment."
A Mason jar is a molded glass jar used in canning to preserve food. It was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason. The easy and re-usable jars made home canning popular for mid 19th century Americans, but most Mason jars were manufactured by competitors after his patent expired in 1879. Other references to Mason jars in songs include:
"Mother's Day" by Kellie Pickler ("You can set 'em in the window in a mason jar. Dad will take our photograph. One two three. Smile, say cheese. Oh I wish it could be that way. Every mother's day")
"Son of the New South" by Travis Tritt ("This is the New South, still drink our tea from a Mason jar. We're the backbone of this country and we're proud of who we are. From Richmond to Montgomery")
"C-O-U-N-T-R-Y" by Joe Diffie ("I ain't never hauled hay in the trunk of my car, But I drunk a little shine from a mason jar. I know how to work and how ta have fun, I'm a good-timin', blue-collar, ...")
"Reality" by Kenny Chesney ("Moonshine in a mason jar. And everybody has their way. Somehow to escape. Reality, yeah, sometimes life. Ain't all that it's cracked up to be.")