This is the first song I ever wrote with Beth Nielsen Chapman. I had written the chorus and played it for her, and she and I wrote the first verse together. She was so excited about it that she went home that night and wrote the second verse. So it is a true collaboration.
I love the way Martie McGuire digs into the opening licks, it just set the tone for the song. We had washboard and accordion in the studio, and there is a great sexy interplay between the fiddle and accordion on the solo. I knew we had it when I saw my wife dancing around the control room. –Radney
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