Written and recorded in several Nashville recording sessions throughout 2017 and 2018, the album draws its name from the title track “Yellow Rose Motel”, a song Ducas says is “inspired by and is an ode to Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger”, an album largely credited with the rise of country music’s outlaw movement.
The album mixes elements of modern country, Texas country, Bakersfield country, and roots music, retaining Ducas’ unmistakable identity while continuing to show his evolution as an artist. Of his previous albums, Ducas’ self-titled debut album on Capitol Records yielded four Billboard charting songs, including “Teardrops” and the Top 10 smash “Lipstick Promises”. His second album yielded two more Billboard charting songs, while he also began notching scores of hits as a songwriter for artists like Garth Brooks, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, Randy Rogers Band, Gary Allan, Dixie Chicks, Trisha Yearwood and more, with one of his songs earning a Grammy nomination in the process. Today, George continues this trajectory with his latest release, "Yellow Rose Motel".