The song is one of the more traditional country-sounding tracks on They Don't Know
. "Every once in a while, I like to pull those out, like 'The Truth
,'" Aldean told Radio.com
. "It's one of those break-up songs that we country fans love. [The guy in the song is] talking about how he's not really letting her know how bad she's crushed him. 'If you don't believe me, ask any old barstool.' He's been hitting every bar in town."
"It brings me back to my country roots," he added. "I love playing the heavier rock and roll things. But I love country music, and everyone once in a while it's fun to go back and [play] something a little more traditional and remind people this is what I love as well."