Shane McAnally recalled to The Boot
the songwriting session with Sam Hunt and Trevor Rosen that produced this song.
"It was just kind of a typical writing day, where we all just get together. At that time, we wrote with Sam a lot, and not necessarily, at that point, for any specific project, or if he was going to be an artist. We didn't know; we were just writing. We were writing at that time a lot; Trevor wasn't as busy as he is now, nor was Sam.
It was just one of those days where, I don't really remember how it all came together. I would be surprised if any of us came in and said, 'Let's write a song, "I Met a Girl;"' that doesn't sound like something we would start with. But the chorus and the flow and the way that's laid out feels very much like something we would start with, and then probably would have written something.
When you have that many colors and that many pieces, it's kind of nice to just land on something simple like 'I Met a Girl.' It really gives you room to color up the verses with 'tilt-a-whirl' and 'blue-jean pearls' and things like that."