Terraplane Blues was recorded whilst Earle was divorcing his seventh wife - singer-songwriter Allison Moorer. Earle was asked by Jam! Music if this song is about the breakdown of their marriage. He replied: "It's not that they (the new album and his divorce) don't have anything to do with each other, but it also is really not anybody else's business except for what's on the record when it comes right down to it."
"I don't know whether she's heard it or will hear it," he continued. "I'm not going to listen to her record. I don't read reviews. So I'm probably not going to read what somebody who I lived with for 10 years wrote about me. Why do you need to confirm that because you figured out that song might have something to do with my marriage falling apart, that song in particular, it's so f---ing obvious, the answer's, 'Duh.' (laughs)"
"This record, (the songs), some of them are exactly the truth," Earle added. "Some of them aren't. Some of them are completely and totally made up by me at this moment in my life. So yes, they have a connection to my divorce."