Thomas Rhett's father Rhett Akins recalled how upset his son was that he couldn't record the song when Tim McGraw had it on hold. He told The Boot
"Me and Ashley drove to Kentucky one morning to write with Thomas Rhett on the road, and Thomas Rhett was so bummed out. He'd been playing the song on soundcheck, and he was so bummed. He was like, 'Tim's going to cut this song tomorrow, and I'm not going to get it.'
This might sound cheesy, but I can't stand to see him worry. He's the biggest worrier on Earth; he's been that way since he was born. I finally just said, 'Thomas Rhett, there's nothing you can do about it. If Tim cuts it, I don't know what's going to happen. The only thing we can do to solve this is pray about it right now.'
Me and Ashley and TR got in a huddle, and we said, 'God, if you want Thomas Rhett to have this song, thank you. If you want Tim to have this song, I hope it's a huge hit. Whatever happens, just give Thomas Rhett some peace, and let's get on with it.' And the very next day, Tim didn't cut it, and they all said he could keep it."