It is a moderate up-tempo song in which Jackson recalls his and his parents' upbringing as a child in the state of Georgia. Jackson said it was written the first month he moved to Nashville because he was homesick.
Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "loving tribute to Jackson's parents and the home they provided." She goes on to say that "in the hands of a lesser, artist this type of song could easily disintegrate into sticky sentimentality, but that is definitely not the case here. Honest and heartfelt emotion makes for powerful communication, and the straightforward sincerity in Jackson's voice makes this tune a homespun masterpiece."