Bluegrass and writing legend Jim Lauderdale is no stranger to recording and penning hit songs. His 2000 tune, 'Don't Make Me Come Over There and Love You,' was a Top 20 single for the King of Country Music, George Strait, who cut the tune for his self-titled album.

"I was writing with Carter Wood, and we had written a few songs together," Lauderdale tells Taste of Country of the song's beginning. "We were having dinner with Tim and Tracy Coates. Tim is a co-producer and engineer of a lot of my records."

"Don't make me come over there and love you / I'll be beside you in a single bound / Don't make me come over there and love you / 'Cause I will right now / I don't need any explanation / Why I crave all your honey talk / Don't make me come over there and love you / 'Cause it's a short walk," they wrote in the song's opening verse.

"Once we had the title, everything just kind of flowed out," recalls Lauderdale.

"Don't make me come over there and love you / Because it's looking like a perfect spot / Don't make me come over there and love you / And give all I got / Don't make me come over there and love you / 'Cause I will right now / Yes I will right now," Strait sings.

"George was starting to listen to songs, and I threw that song into a batch that I gave him," says Lauderdale. "You can never predict what somebody will record, but both Carter and I really liked it. So did George, because then he cut it."

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