After writing "Firecracker
" with Pat McLaughlin and Shawn Camp, Turner teamed up with the duo again for this song. He told CMT: "I had come up with this title, 'Eye Candy,' and I'd never really heard a song called 'Eye Candy.' I got to thinking about what a great job we did on 'Firecracker,' and I was thinking, 'I've gotta write "Eye Candy" with these two guys.' They came in, and we had a ball writing that song. The hardest part was keeping it clean, but it was a fun day, needless to say."