Studdard co-wrote this for his wife, Surata, who he married in January of 2008 in his hometown of Alabama.
The majority of the Love Is album, including this track was produced by the legendary R&B and pop producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (Janet Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey). Studdard told Billboard magazine: "All of my fans aren't solely in the urban AC arena. People can be quick to put you in a box and then market you that way. But the beauty of American Idol is everybody watches and votes for you; it has such broad appeal. And that's what we wanted to do with this album: record an album of songs that people will remember and has broader appeal. Jimmy and Terry have a knack for connecting with an artist and bringing that artist's personality to the record."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.