This track is from Out Among the Stars, a posthumous studio album containing recordings from lost 1980s sessions with veteran countrypolitan producer Billy Sherrill that were discovered by Johnny Cash's son John Carter Cash in 2012. Carter Cash told The Guardian: "My father was a true patriot, and Tennessee exhibits this. He really did love the state he lived in. Tennessee meant a lot to my dad and through his years here he stayed true. Lived in Hendersonville, Tennessee, from 1967 to the end of his life."
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.