Tyler Farr decided to lead his Suffer In Peace
album with this song as he felt it wasn't typical of what's going on in country right now. He explained to The Boot
: "You hear a lot of uptempo [songs], with the happy-go-lucky, sing-a-long thing, and it really separated itself from that to me, and I wanted to do that with this album, separate it from the rest. I think that song stands out when you hear it on the radio, and when I go to pick a song, if I didn't write it, I think, 'Sure, it sounds like me; I've either lived it, or could have lived it, or will live it in the future.'"
"I wanted this album to be genuine and authentic and real, and 'A Guy Walks Into a Bar' went very well with my voice," Farr added, "and I think it stands out on the radio, and I think that's why it's connected so well with the audience."