Father's Day single release with Nigel Dupree Band
The album was released on July 31, 2012 simultaneously with Up to No Good, the second album from Nigel Dupree Band, fronted by vocalist Nigel Thomas Dupree, the son of Jackyl's lead singer, Jesse James Dupree. In honor of Father's Day, the first singles from Best in Show and Up to No Good, titled "Screwdriver" and "Tumbleweed", respectively, were issued to radio on June 17, 2012, with an add date at radio of June 26, 2012.
Following its release, Best In Show has been met with positive responses. William Clark of Guitar International gave the album a positive review, saying "Best In Show proves even though the members of Jackyl are 20 years older, nothing has changed when it comes to their crazy party attitude".
The album debuted at No. 84 on Billboard 200, No. 30 on Top Rock Albums, and No. 7 on Hard Rock Albums, selling around 5,000 in the first week. The album has sold 26,000 copies in the United States as of July 2016.