Pardi co-wrote "Me And Jack" with Rhett Akins, Bart Butler and Luke Laird in Los Angeles on a writer's retreat. It originated from his early days touring when he and his band put Jack Daniel's on the rider for their dressing room, but they'd always give them a huge bottle. "Crazy stuff would happen," he recalled to Apple Music
. "We took it off the rider, and that's where I got the idea."
Pardi put the idea in his phone, as "me and Jack and Johnny Cash" - he wanted it to "sound like Johnny Cash, with a train kind of beat."