Four of this album's tracks are covers: "Should've Listened" was originally recorded by Canadian rock band Nickelback on their The Long Road album, "You Never Take Me Dancing" is a cover of a song previously recorded by Richard Marx, "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway" was written/recorded by Kenny Wayne Shepherd from his 1997 album, Trouble Is..., and "The Pressure Is On" is the title cut of a 1981 album release by Hank Williams, Jr.. "You Never Take Me Dancing" was released as a single from this album, reaching number 27 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 2007. It was followed by "Something Stronger Than Me", which failed to chart. Category 5 closed soon afterward.
In 2013, Tritt acquired the rights to the album in order to re-release it via his own Post Oak Records under the title The Calm After... The re-release includes a cover of the Patty Smyth and Don Henley duet "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" with his daughter, Tyler Reese, and a cover of Faces' "Stay with Me".The Calm After... sold more than 2.000 copies in its opening week and entered the Country Albums chart at number 31.