During the COVID-19 tour shutdown, Hayes began writing several Christian-themed songs. His management and publishing team set up a co-write with Bart Millard
, lead singer of the Contemporary Christian group MercyMe.
Millard listened to "Craig" just before they met up for the writing session, and the MercyMe singer was impressed. "At some point, Bart said, 'Not enough people in the world have heard this song,' and I suggested that we redo that song together." Hayes recalled to Billboard
He agreed and suggested making it an entire MercyMe collaboration. Hayes included their remake
on his 2022 Country Stuff