Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Chris Sligh explained to The Boot
how he came to write this song: "When you're a Christian singer, it's really hard to write break-up songs when you're married. I was writing with a guy named Clint Lagerberg, who's a good friend of mine. We knew Flatts were recording, and he said, 'Hey, let's write a song for Flatts.' They kind of have a formula that works very, very well for them, and the nice thing about [lead singer] Gary's voice is that he has one of the few in country music that has that range of an octave-and-a-half. That's the nice thing about writing for Flatts - you can write real pop songs, when other times when you're writing for other people, you have to write less than an octave range. So we wrote it specifically for Gary. As soon as we wrote it, we knew it was really special.
Gary and Jay [DeMarcus] have both come up and said, 'That's my favorite song that we've ever done.' That's encouraging, but who knows, he probably tells every songwriter that. [laughs] The whole thing with Rascal Flatts was exciting because it was like, 'Oh, he can write songs. I guess he's not just a singer off American Idol