The kicker? McBride started creating the playlist after listening to a female artist. "I decided to make a playlist after I heard Sara Evans' 'I Learned That From You' and was literally crying," McBride captions her post. "And THIS is what came up. ALL MALE. Come on Spotify, you can and should do better."
Sitting in front of his peers at the CMA Awards, he nervously "got through" the five-minute performance and walked off the stage relieved. He tells Yahoo! News years later that he had no idea the song would resonate like it did.