In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.
“I wrote it about this guy who was dating who was about to go off to college, and I knew we were going to break up, so I started thinking about all the things I knew would remind him of me, and one of the first things that came to mind was Tim McGraw,” Taylor recalls in a statement from her record label.
“And this song, really, I didn’t think anything of it when I wrote it, certainly didn’t think it would be a single, certainly didn’t think it would be a hit single. And when I played it for my record label, they were like, ‘Well, that’s your first single.'”
And the rest, as they say, is history!