Templeton's debut single, "I Could Be the One", was written by Jay Knowles and Thom McHugh, and was originally recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus on his 2009 album Back to Tennessee. However, Cyrus' version of the song was not released as a single. Templeton also released a self-titled extended play on June 6, 2011, which included the single as well as three additional songs. "I Could Be the One" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. BillboardHot Country Songs chart for the week ending July 30, 2011, and ultimately reached a peak of number 53. Two more singles followed: "Sing That Song Again" and "Ball Cap." "Sing That Song Again" peaked at number 60 on the Hot Country Songs chart, while "Ball Cap" (written by Cassidy Lynn Alexander, Forest Whitehead, and Dylan Scott) was released to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. In early 2015, Templeton and his label, Black River Entertainment, parted ways.