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"I was pretty blown away the first time I heard the song," Easton tells The Boot. "I love melodies, and that melody really struck a chord with me. I really love that the song is open ended -- there's no definitive answer. The really cool thing about that is that it leaves the listener to interpret it as they would. Different people take things in their own way."
While some may argue the video (watch it below) brings the story to a close, Easton doesn't agree. "I think it's still open ended," he says. "She could have been leaving the guy or she could have been just going to work and got run over by a truck. Anything can happen."
Easton plays the part of 'the guy' and really proves his acting chops in the clip, whether accidental or not. "I wasn't really trying to [act]," he says with a laugh. "I'm just lucky it came out like that."
Being the only ballad on the record, what drew Easton to the song that's a few paces off from his first two singles? "I've always loved sad songs," Easton explains. "For me, that's what country music is all about. I didn't make it a point to make this a different direction. This song just happened to be. It's the only ballad on the record, and I love the song."
In other Easton news, he, Eric Church and Randy Houser are all competing for the fan-voted ACM Top New Solo Vocalist award. Vote for one of the three here , and be sure to also cast your vote for the Band Perry, JaneDear girls or Steel Magnolia for Top New Duo or Group. ACM fan voting closes at noon ET on February 24.
The ACM Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS-TV.