This is the lead single from American Country-Rock musician Uncle Kracker's fifth album, Midnight Special
. He told The Boot
that the LP title isn't a reference to, "the variety show or anything like that." Kracker went on to explain: "A buddy of mine from Texas and I were up in Seattle at the same time and we were going over the album, listening to some of the demo stuff that I had just come out of the studio with. We were kind of kicking it around and he said, 'Man I like that one, it's kind of like a midnight special!' Just meaning like, crack a beer after midnight and listen ... the album's really loose, and that's kind of the whole 'midnight-special' meaning, something you do late."