The first single of the album was to be "Hold On", though Crystal Bowersox insisted that "Farmer's Daughter" be the debut single. Due to co-writing issues with Kara DioGuardi and Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger, the single was dropped.
The song reflects on Crystal's tumultuous and abusive relationship with her mother while growing up.
The music video was directed by Meiert Avis and released on December 15, 2010, a day after the album's release. The video begins with Crystal singing in a room while watching a flashback memory of losing her mother and walked alone. The next scene takes place at a school where Crystal, now a teenager, is walking on crutches (as a result that Crystal sang "I told the school that I fell down the stairs") Then, Crystal is knitting a coat while watching the television. The video ends when a kid hugs into Crystal's arms.