Before he released "American Saturday Night" as an official single, Brad Paisley earned spots on the Billboard Hot Country Songs (No. 59) and Bubbling Under Hot 100 (No. 21) charts with the tune due to unsolicited airplay. In November 2009, the singer officially made the song his third single from his sixth studio album, also named American Saturday Night, and the song then peaked at No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Inside, songwriter Ashley Gorley talks to The Boot about co-writing "American Saturday Night" with Paisley and Kelley Lovelace.