The song "Cheater, Cheater" is performed by husband and wife country duo Joey + Rory, who have stated that the lyrics are fictional and do not actually reflect their personal relationship, according to SongFacts.com. When they perform the song at concerts, the duo sometimes acts out the lyrics onstage, but they have clarified that this is only part of the performance.
Joey + Rory consists of singer Joey Fleek and her husband, songwriter and guitarist Rory Fleek. The song was written by the two, along with songwriters Kristy Osmonson and Wynn Varble. It was originally recorded by a different country group called Bomshel, for their album "Fight Like a Girl." In interviews, the band has said that the song was originally intended to be humorous and fun, but some fans resonated with its story and found the song painful to hear. In interviews, the two recall several instances of women approaching them after the show to tell them how the song had empowered them when they were experiencing a partner's infidelity.
"Cheater, Cheater" experienced some popularity on country charts. The song peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, according to Billboard.com. It stayed on the Hot Country Songs chart for 10 weeks after it was released on November 22, 2008.