By Dave HaywoodCharles KelleyHillary Scott and Rodney Clawson
Updated September 22, 2014 12:00 PM

“Dave came up with the riff and a beat, and I had the title ‘Hey Bartender’ written down in my phone notes,” says Charles Kelley. “But there are so many male songs about going out and drinking. We didn’t need another one of those!” Instead, the guys, who had been hanging out with cowriter Rodney Clawson, called bandmate Hillary Scott to their tour bus for a girl’s-eye view. “I was like, ‘What a cool flip to have it from a female’s perspective and be about her taking her heartbreak by the horns,’ ” Scott says. “It was totally relatable to me. You have those moments where you want to stay home with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and cry yourself to sleep, but you let your girls take you out and make a memory and have some fun. In my own life I had moments where my girls would say, ‘Come on!’ and bring me out.”