Former American Bang vocalist and guitarist Jaren Johnston penned the song with Rodney Clawson and Lee Thomas Miller. He recalled to Roughstock
: "We wrote it over at Big Loud Shirt. We were there an hour an a half, maybe two hours. It was the first time I'd ever met Lee, but me and Rodney have written quite a few together. It came out real easy."
"We didn't even have that little Auto-Tune thing on the end of the chorus that day," Johnston added. "When I got home, I was listening to the demo, and it just wasn't hitting me. I felt like it was missing something. So I went back in and put that 'southern girl, rock my world...' that kind of thing on it. Supposedly, that is why they ended up cutting it. Tim had heard the song, and he loved the song and loved that part, except for the lyric. It was originally something like daisy dukes or something like that. So I looked at what color eyes Faith Hill has, and she has hazel eyes, so I said hazel eyes and golden curls [laughs]. So it worked out!"