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"I had no idea that day walking in; I had nothing," Chris admitted to The Boot and other reporters at a recent media event, speaking of the writing session that spawned the hit tune. "It was actually Ben's idea. He was like, 'What do you think of something like this?' I said, 'I don't really have something like that for the record.' I think we wrote it in about an hour and went to lunch. It was a really simple day. I found that the majority of the stuff I'm putting on a record doesn't take all day. We all like the idea and we've got the right melody for the idea. [When] it's all marrying correctly, it falls out pretty quick. It might get stumped on a line here or there, really trying to hammer out what the best way is to say it, but most of the time that's how it happens. If we've got the idea and everybody's on the same track, it falls out pretty quick."
Although "I Can Take It From There" came easily, filming the accompanying video was an entirely different story. "My favorite part of the music video is when they say, 'Yep! We got it!'" the singer-songwriter says with a smile. "I'm like, 'Sweet, I'm getting out of here and taking this makeup off.' That's one thing that I know is something that's necessary. It's a lot of fun, but all day long you're there ... I was talking to Blake [Shelton] the other day, who did a video, and he was like, 'Yeah man, they used actors in it.' I said, 'I hate you.'"
Chris' Liquid Neon tour is currently crossing the country, with Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith along for the ride. See a list of their upcoming shows here.