It was Missy Gallimore, the wife of producer Byron Gallimore, who sent McGraw the song's demo. He recalled to Taste of Country
: "I had it on my iPhone. I remember sitting at my kitchen table, there's some woods out in the backyard, and I was looking across the woods and the song really hit me hard. It was just one of those songs that sort of flooded you with emotion. It was just a guitar and a vocal. I knew instantly I wanted to record it. I just had a great connection with that song."