Yet another #1 Country hit for Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick, this song packed another surprise with the addition of Willie Nelson to the voice track, which was all Toby's idea, Scotty says. "After we got finished writing it, he said, 'Man, you know who'd be perfect to do a duet with? Willie Nelson.' I said, 'Man, don't even say that, that'd be way too cool.' And then Toby got it done. It happened really easy, too."
It was the first time Toby and Willie had done a duet together, and Scotty tells this story about their first meeting: "We got on his bus and played him 'Beer For My Horses.' That's the first time we ever met him. And we told him we had an idea, we had a song we wanted to do a duet with him. So we just met him on his bus and hung out all night, and played him songs. And he's so nice, he said, 'Sure.' Then it just all fell into place. They recorded it, and it's great. I wrote 'I'll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again
' after that first experience, too." (From a Songfacts interview with Scotty Emerick