During an interview on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, aired on April 13, 2019 Nelson announced the release of the album. The material consists mostly of original writings by producer Buddy Cannon and Nelson. Meanwhile, the title-track was written by Sonny Throckmorton. Nelson decided to record “Ride Me Back Home” for his own advocacy for horses. On Cannon’s suggestion, a revisited version of “Stay Away from Lonely Places” from 1972’s The Words Don’t Fit the Picture was included.