Morris co-wrote "Nervous" alongside her Highwomen bandmate Natalie Hemby and "The Bones
" collaborator Jimmy Robbins.
Hemby had the original idea for "Nervous" and approached her co-writers with it. When they met together, Robbins came up with an electric guitar lick. "We went with that and it felt really roughed up," Morris explained to Audacy. "We didn't want to keep anything too slick with the production or the vocal. And it just felt like okay, let's lean into this. Like really sexual, empowering vibe of being like, you make me nervous. But like, how am I going to describe all the imagery, laden ways that you do this?"
"I just feel like writing with Natalie always brings out the most colorful lyrics," Morris added. "We definitely went there on this song."