This song was written by Toby Keith together with Vicky McGehee, who also wrote Jason Aldean's hit "Johnny Cash
." Keith explained on the press release for That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy
why he hooked up with McGehee: "Vicky and I were co-Songwriters of the Year a couple years ago at the BMI Awards. After the awards were over someone said, 'You've got two songwriters of the year here, you ought to get together and write one.' So she came out on the road, we wrote a couple songs and this was one of them."