Denning wrote the song with veteran Nashville tunesmith Rhett Akins (Luke Bryan's "I Don't Want This Night To End
," Blake Shelton's "Honey Bee
") during a writing trip in Panama City.
Denning had the song title and hook for months, but just couldn't work out how to develop the idea. He recalled to The Boot
how Akins walked in fresh off the plane and asked Denning, "What are we writing?" The "After A Few
" singer replied that he had a title of "Where That Beer's Been" with a concept along the lines of, "I don't know where that beer has been." And without even thinking twice, Rhett just said, "Yeah, but I know where it's going."
"I just think he has the best head on his shoulders to not think too hard," Denning added about his co-writer.