Rhett Akins told The Boot
about the writing of this song: "The three of us write every Wednesday, pretty much. We wrote this song two years ago -- in the beginning of 2008. I think Ben and I had already been working on this idea of writing a song about telling the girl who's all dressed up because you're going out -- 'Hey, let's not go out ... let your hair down and put on some old blue jeans because I like you just around the house hanging out with no makeup on, not being all dressed up -- just being yourself.' It's about celebrating the down-home-ness of a girl. It's cool when you get dressed up, wear makeup, and put all the jewelry on, but I like it when you're just bumming out around the house!
The original title was something like 'The You I Want to See' or 'The You That I Like Best.' We used both of those lines in the chorus. Dallas is the one who switched it around to 'Gimmie That Girl.' Ben and I had a little bit of the idea going. Then Dallas changed it up to 'Gimmie That Girl.'
We all ended up writing it together then.It floated around a little bit, and then Joe liked it. Joe cut it in January of 2009 and it came out in October of 2009. It's kind of a long process but it's been well worth it!"