From CMT.com – You wrote “Heart Like Mine” and “Me and Your Cigarettes” with Miranda Lambert. What do you remember about the days you wrote those?
“Me and Your Cigarettes” was actually called “Your Cigarettes and Me,” and there was a whole another melody, but I had these words. I went to her house in Lindale, Texas, right before [2007's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend] album came out. We were sitting on her back deck and she finished it with me. She liked the idea. … She called me the day they cut it, and she goes, “I just wanted to tell you that Blake [Shelton] and I were kind of fiddling with it, and it’s kind of changed a bit. It’s still our words, but it’s a different beat, and we’ve changed it to ‘Me and Your Cigarettes.’” I went to the studio and heard it and was like, “Oh, please. This is amazing.” She was like, “I hope you’re not mad.” Are you kidding me?
Then “Heart Like Mine,” she and I went to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., together. I’m from East Tennessee, so I took her to Dollywood. I was like, “You’ve got to go to Dollywood.” We got a little cabin in Gatlinburg, and we were sitting on the porch there picking on guitar, and I kept hearing things. She was like, “Oh, my God. Bring me a steak knife so you’ll shut up!” She’s tougher than I am. She had a steak knife next to her. We were like, “Let’s write something really honest.” All of it’s true to her life.