The premise for the song struck Bundy while she was walking down a Manhattan street during her yearlong stint as Elle Woods in the Broadway musical Legally Blonde. "I saw a couple cooing and kissing, and I thought, 'Oh, they're so cute!' " she recalls. "But then in the back of my head I thought it looked like my boyfriend at the time, and I was like, 'Oh my god, that would be horrible if that was him.' "
Luckily that "tall drink of water" was not hers, but the idea took root. "I liked the thought of taking a horrible situation and saying, 'You showed your true colors, and now you made it easy for me.' " So one week after moving to Nashville in 2008, she sat down with songwriters Jeff Cohen and Mike Shimshack and "Giddy On Up" was born. "I first thought it was going to be a slow song, but then I wanted people to feel joy and confidence with this-so I made it fun," she says. "It's a woman-kicking-ass song." And that catchy phrase? "Out of nowhere Jeff just said, 'giddy on up' and I came back with 'and giddy on out!' We were in hysterics over the kitschy-ness of it," says Bundy, "but loved it at the same time."
And while Bundy says she isn't dedicating the song to a cheating ex of her own, "there's probably an ex-boyfriend that could dedicate the song to me," she says. "I would dedicate it to Jesse James and Tiger Woods."