Hayes recounted to Taste of Country
the tale of what happened when he shared the song with his church pal.
"He tells the story of him hearing it as he was having a couple of bad weeks and was really down and dark," Hayes explained. "I just sent it to him, out of the blue. I sent it to him and his wife and just said, 'Thanks. I always wanted to just say thanks.' It crushed him. He listened to it in the parking lot of a theater and his wife texted me and said 'He heard it, he can't speak. He can't text you right now.' I think he was just losing it, crying."