Joshua Scott Jones, who is the male half of Steel Magnolia, told us about how they came up with this song. Said Jones: "We were working with one of our friends, this pop producer from Los Angeles. He's originally from New York. His name's Tommy Hendriksen. And he had a friend in town named Chiama Eze. They were looking for records for Jason Castro, who was releasing a record, and Tommy had an in, he said he could get that song to Jason and thought that that would be cool if we wrote a song and tried to pitch him the song. And so we wrote that originally thinking Jason Castro, the guy off American Idol
with the dreadlocks. And then we ended up playing it for (our label) Big Machine Records and they're like, 'You should just put that on the record, we'll do what we can with it.' And that was a fun one, too.
That one is the most country-sounding, I think, of all the songs on this album. The lyrics, music, everything. The whole pink slip, my car broke down, my dog died, and all those things." (Check out the full Songfacts interview with Joshua Scott Jones of Steel Magnolia