To that end, he formed Mac Powell and the Family Reunion after Third Day’s final shows in 2018, utilizing musical “brothers” who had been recording and playing live with Mac in support of his other solo projects, including his 2012 self-titled debut and 2014's Southpaw. Recorded in Atlanta with producer/musical director Jason Hoard, Powell and his bandmates purposely kept a raw edge to the record. The result is a welcome looseness and down-home charm to Back Again. Beginning with the title track, Mac and his band are equally comfortable crafting singalongs ("Whoo!" featuring Craig Morgan), gentle ballads ("Red on a Rose") and hand-clapping, toe-tapping country pop ("Going to California," "Mississippi").