After placing second on Idol, Crystal was signed to a deal with Jive Records and RCA's former sister record company 19 Entertainment. Originally, Crystal wanted to delay the release of the album until early 2011, but ended up moving the release date to December 14. She is also to cover the Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth," stating "its lyrics are relevant no matter what era it is, whatever war we're in and issues in the world," she said. "The song is always relevant." It was revealed that Chad Szeliga, who is well known for his drumming for bands such as Breaking Benjamin and OurAfter, has contributed drum tracks to the songs "Arlene", "Finally Got It Right" and "Hold On" which was written by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger.
The song "Holy Toledo" was played during Idol when she returned home. This is the first time an Idol contestant's own song was played during the show before their departure.
"Farmer's Daughter" was released as the first single on December 13, 2010. "Hold On" was supposed to be the first single, but was switched to "Farmer's Daughter." The music video for "Farmer's Daughter" premiered on her website on December 16, 2010.
The album received mixed to positive reviews. Allmusic gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5. Joey Guerra of the Houston Chronicle said the album "failed to live up to Idol hype."Metacritic gave the album 63 out of 100 based on six critical reviews.