The song features the Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. "It paints the powerful emotion we've all known, of lost love and the uncomfortable situation of running in to that person again," said Kix. "After a couple phone calls and the sending of a music file across the internet, the man himself put his stamp on 'New To This Town' like only Joe Walsh could!"
Walsh was in rehearsals for the Grammys with Paul McCartney, when he was approached about playing on this track. After finishing the rehearsal he went home and Brooks sent him some tracks via the internet. He recorded on them, fired them back and Brooks had them mixed in the same day. "You can say what you want about the internet," he told The Boot
, "and how it screws the creativity, but there was a time when I would have had to get on an airplane with a two-track tape and fly to LA with it. [The internet] allowed me to get my favorite guitar player ever on one of my records and I just couldn't be more excited about that."