This tale of star-crossed love started off with Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Jonathan Singleton grinding to a halt after spending the entire morning working on another, more commercial song. Frustrated, Laird started jamming out some different musical ideas to lighten the mood. "Luke just starts playing guitar, and he goes, 'Diamond rings and old barstools,'" Dean recalled to Taste of Country
. "It was not a title he had written down, it was something that was just floating in the air."
The trio started working on the new idea, which rapidly developed into a song. "We had the first verse and the chorus in about 10 minutes," said Dean. "By then, Jon was just locked in - he kinda had that second verse in his heart. It just happened. It was like it just wanted to happen, just that moment. It was like we had been wanting to write it forever. Within 40 minutes, we had written it and done the work tape."