Lee Brice co-wrote this song with his buddies Jerrod Niemann and Jon Stone. Brice told Rolling Stone the trio were inspired by a riff on an old blues record. "We heard this raunchy, blues-driven guitar tone and said, 'Let's write something that feels like that,'" he recalled. "We wrote a verse, and then our brains just slipped into this old '90s country chorus. We mixed an old blues song with country. I loved it but thought, 'Is this too weird?' So I played it for (his wife) Sara, and she said it was the sexiest thing she'd heard in a long time."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.