The American country singer Jackson Dean was born in Odenton, Maryland, where he grew up listening to the rootsy sounds that would soon influence his songwriting. At 18 years old, Dean moved into a shack on his grandfather's property, then left town for Nashville. He began collaborating with songwriters like Luke Dick and Casey Beathard after settling in Tennessee, developing a sharp songwriting style that matched his vocal performances. Opportunities to share shows with headliners like Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, and Kane Brown followed, attracting not only an audience of new fans, but also the attention of Big Machine Records. The label signed Jackson Dean in 2021, and he released his self-titled debut EP, Jackson Dean, later that year. "Wings," the record's lead single, failed to the chart. Nonetheless, Dean returned in 2022 with "Don't Come Lookin'," a song written alongside his producer, Luke Dick. Boosted by its appearance in the TV show Yellowstone, "Don't Come Lookin'" became a hit in Canada, where it reached Number 90 on the Canadian Hot 100, and America, where it climbed to Number 11 on the US Country Airplay chart. Released in February 2022, the song was followed one month later by Greenbroke, Dean's major-label debut album.