The album reached #1 on the Billboard country albums chart. On UK, Asian, and Australian pressings, "You're Where I Belong" was included as a bonus track. In the U.S., "I Would've Loved You Anyway" and the title track, a duet with Don Henley, were both released as singles; they peaked at #4 and #31, respectively, on the Billboard country charts. "I Don't Paint Myself into Corners" and "Melancholy Blue" were originally recorded by Rebecca Lynn Howard on her self-titled debut album. Yearwood's rendition of the former was a #47 hit for her in 2002, while Howard's was a #67 in 2000.
Vince Gill provided background vocals for "I Don't Paint Myself into Corners." The title track marks the first time Don Henley served as Yearwood's duet partner since 1992's "Walkaway Joe." The album includes a cover version of Rosanne Cash's "Seven Year Ache," with Cash even providing background vocals. The album was given a positive review by Allmusic, saying it was "bound to inspire fans and fellow artists alike."