After Creed spilt in 2004, it was vocalist Scott Stapp
who made the initial push for the band to get back together. After reuniting, they recorded Full Circle
in Nashville during June and July 2009. Billboard
magazine commented to lead guitarist Mark Tremonti
on how quickly the album seemed to come together after the band reunited. He replied: "We wrote it in five or six weeks, but truth be told, some of these ideas have been worked on for years. So it's not like all of this stuff is coming out of thin air. I know the third record Weathered
was written quickly, and it was about the same time frame as this record. The first record, you have your whole life to write. The second record was a big whirlwind - I think we wrote that on tour whenever we could, sound checks, whatever. The bulk of the work is preparing beforehand."