Keith told AOL about the original inspiration for this bluesy number: "I was at a base that was so under fire that they had no lights on the base at night. I always go outside and hang out with the troops a little bit when you're not signing autographs and doing all that stuff - exchanging coins, patting each other on the back. When we're all just sitting around, enjoying our time, I'll fire me a big cigar. They'd let you do that, and they also gave you a little blue-light necklace that shines a little spot of blue at your feet, where you can go to the men's room.
I was standing out there, and you could see a firefight going on in the mountains, and I said, 'What's the firefight just north of here?' The soldier says, 'That's not north, sir, that's east. That's the Pakistan border.' I said, 'Well, there's the North Star, right above it.' And he goes, 'How do you know that's the North Star?' I said, 'Because right there's the Big Dipper.' He said, 'Wow, I never noticed it, but the stars here look just like they do back home.' I said, 'Of course, they do.' We ended up talking – he'd been on 15-month deployment, he was getting to go home in three months. He hadn't seen his fiancée in 15 months. He reached down - you know, they carry everything on them - and dug into his battle gear and said, 'That's my baby, and I can't wait to see her again. I hope she still loves me.' I just took all that and absorbed it. Being as I went in a blues direction, I needed me a really blues hook. When it rolled out - 'Missing Me Some You' - I knew it was something I wanted to finish."