9. Pay Attention to Words Happening Around You
Davidson: I've always been a decent listener, but now I consider myself a really good listener because you never know what you’re going to hear. Luke Bryan and I grew up in Albany, Georgia, which is a real agricultural-centered town where they literally pray for rain. It was the livelihood of that town. I was riding down the road and I heard the weatherman doing the little 30-second weather report on the radio station, and the weatherman said, "Sorry Nashville, but it's gonna be a rainy weekend." And I remember thinking to myself, "Well, Hold on a minute – it’s summertime. We need some rain! What is this guy talking about?" So I called Luke and I said, "We need to write a song called, 'Rain Is a Good Thing.'"