"Don't Blame It On Whiskey" was written by Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Luke Laird and Michael Heeney for Church's 2011 Chief
album. It didn't make the record, but another tune written by Church, Heeney and Laird the same week did: "Drink In My Hand
," which became Church's first Top 40 pop hit.
Pardi first heard "Whiskey" in 2010 and thought it was a great song. While recording Heartache Medication
, the track returned to his radar after an A&R executive dug it out of hiding. He played it for the singer, who agreed to cut it after getting the blessings of Lambert and Church.