A nomadic country musician returns to his estranged family in Tennessee after 40 years on the road, and finds that the damage he did by leaving is nothing compared to the chaos he's stirred up by returning. Four decades ago, E.F. Bloodworth (Kris Kristofferson) walked away from his wife and three sons, and never looked back. Today, his ex-wife, Julia (Frances Conroy), has suffered a mental collapse, and his three sons, Brady (W. Earl Brown), Boyd (Dwight Yoakam), and Warren (Val Kilmer), have been consumed by rage. In the midst of this familial storm, E.F. forges an unlikely bond with his good-hearted grandson Fleming (Reece Daniel Thompson), who refuses to be defined by his grandfather's mistake, and resists the festering anger that has destroyed his family. But when Fleming falls in love with Raven (Hilary Duff), the mere presence of the boy's reviled grandfather threatens to cast a dark shadow of dysfunction over a whole new generation.