Texas country singer-songwriter Hayes Carll explained to American Songwriter magazine that this song is about, "a culmination of political media personalities… But mostly," he added, "just the thought of trying to pick up someone like… Ann Coulter."
American Songwriter selected this as their #1 song of 2011 citing it as, "a sharp-tongued, show-stealing tune about finding love - for one night, at least - across the political divide."
KMAG YOYO made many publications Best of Lists. It was voted by the Americana Music Association's as their #1 Album of 2011, as well as being selected by Rolling Stone, Spin magazine and New York Times Critics Choice as one of their records of the year.
The song is a duet with folk-roots singer-songwriter Cary Ann Hearst. She performs both as a solo act, and with her husband, Michael Trent, in the band Shovels & Rope.
The seemingly inoffensive song, "Deep In The Heart Of Texas," was banned by the BBC when it was released in 1942. They deemed the song too catchy, with authorities in wartime Britain concerned that factory workers would be distracted if they heard it during a shift.