The song is a ballad, in which the narrator talks about the realities of life, despite the peaks and valleys we go through. The narrator states that while life isn't always beautiful, it's a beautiful ride.
The song debuted at number 58 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated January 21, 2006. It charted for 33 weeks on that chart, and reached a peak of number 4 on the chart dated August 19, 2006. In addition, it peaked at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.