Thomas Rhett had the idea for the song when the COVID pandemic forced him to slow down after years of hard work. Instead of spending much of his time on the road, he could be with his family again and go fishing, hunting and hiking. These were things he used to love to do until life got in the way.
"I think a lot of us have just been grinding without realizing how hard we're actually working, and hard work is great, but I do think, every now and then, you can slow down and just smell the roses for a second," Rhett told The Boot
in 2021. "And that's what last year was for me, which is kind of where the inspiration for "Country Again" kind of came from."