How did “I Love This Life” come together?
Chris Lucas: We wanted to write a hit for Garth Brooks — we were like, “This has to be an anthem.” To make it positive, for three minutes we just said things we loved about life. For a long time it was on hold for another artist, but ultimately we said, “We’ve got to take this.” He’s probably regretting it.
Where did the name LoCash come from?
Preston Brust: When something cool would happen for next to nothing or for free, we’d just high five and be like, “That was low cash!” It was a nice mentality: Remember where you came from and that the best things in life are free. We decided, “Let’s just be the country boys of low cash.”
The song is about life’s simpler pleasures, from “my boots” to “that ragged old barn that my grandpa made.” Are you going to add “having a hit song” to that list?
Brust: I haven’t looked at the charts in the past 24 hours. We’re at the hospital — I just had a kid. Well, my wife just had our kid! I’ve been wrapped up in this new baby and all the love in the room. This is my first kid. The song is climbing the charts, but I already have a No. 1 right here.
This story originally appeared in the Jan. 23 issue of Billboard.