A play on the phrase "Porn Star," Nashville songwriters Jeffrey Steele and Shane Minor originally wrote this up-tempo cut, before playing Morgan a demo. The singer told Billboard magazine that he, "told them I loved it, but there were some things that weren't Craig Morgan that we'd need to fix, and I asked if I could rewrite it." They told him to go ahead so he, "made some changes that made it personal, but it was their idea."
"Corn Star" is a track from Morgan's sixth studio album, This Ole Boy. Co-produced with his longtime creative partner Phil O'Donnell, the album was released on the Black River Music Group label on February 20, 2012.
The song has inspired a T-shirt that has become one of the most popular items at Morgan's shows.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.