The first single, "She Wouldn't Be Gone", debuted at number 52 on the BillboardHot Country Songs chart for the week of August 23, 2008. It reached a peak of Number One on the chart week of February 7, 2009. "I'll Just Hold On" was released in February 2009 as the second single, which debuted at number 60 and peaked at number 8.
Scott Hendricks produced all but two tracks on the album. "This Is Gonna Take All Night" was produced by Brent Rowan, and "I Don't Care" (which carried over from his previous album, 2007's Pure BS) was produced by Bobby Braddock. Shelton co-wrote the track "Bare Skin Rug" with his future wife, Miranda Lambert, who also sings duet vocals on it.
CM Wilcox of The 9513 gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5. He referred to the material on the album as "consistent" but states that the album takes few chances. He writes, "it’s just very good, expertly-sung contemporary country that manages to satisfy even as it refuses to challenge convention or try anything especially new–such music certainly has its place."