While the original line up for the band included Billy Ray Cyrus, John Waite, Jeffrey Steele and Phil Vassar, the artists' schedules became too busy for the band to meet up and record material for their debut album. However, in 2009, Cyrus was filming Christmas in Canaan and he came across Morris Joseph Tancredi. The two began to talk about music and Tancredi played Cyrus a song he had written, called "Lately." Cyrus immediately took a liking to the song and asked Tancredi if he had any more material. Soon after, Cyrus met with Samantha Maloney, Jamie Miller, Dan Knight and Dave Henning. The five of them soon became the new line up for Brother Clyde, with Cyrus as the head of the band.
The group then began recording material for their debut album. "Lately" was released to radio and digital retailers as their first single on June 29, 2010. It also features rapper King Phaze.
Allmusic reviewer Thom Jurek said that the album sounded like a dated-sounding alternative rock record which contains some inspired, well-crafted songs, and mostly honest emotional performances. Jurek also went on to say that the collaboration with Dolly Parton was one of the best cuts on the album