Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary penned this ballad. According to the I Drive Your Truck Songfacts, it was Harrington who originally came up with the song's concept after hearing a radio interview with a grieving family.
Eighty-nine cents in the ash tray
Half empty bottle of Gatorade rolling in the floorboard
That dirty Braves cap on the dash
Dog tags hanging from the rear view