Farmer's Daughter (Crystal Bowersox song)

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"Farmer's Daughter"
Single by Crystal Bowersox
from the album Farmer's Daughter[1]
Released December 13, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Country rock
Length 4:09 [1]
Label Jive, 19[1]
Writer(s) Crystal Bowersox[1]
Producer(s) David Bendeth[2]
Crystal Bowersox singles chronology
"Up to the Mountain"
(2010)
"Farmer's Daughter"
(2010)
"Ridin' with the Radio"
(2011)

"Farmer's Daughter" is the debut single by American singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox from her debut album, Farmer's Daughter.

Background[edit]

The first single of the album was to be "Hold On", though Crystal Bowersox insisted that "Farmer's Daughter" be the debut single.[3] Due to co-writing issues with Kara DioGuardi and Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger, the single was dropped.[4]

The song reflects on Crystal's tumultuous and abusive relationship with her mother while growing up.[5]

Music video[edit]

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.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

The single has received mostly positive reviews. The Chicago Tribune says "the album finds its stride with the title song, a brutally plainspoken and poignant portrayal of childhood abuse."[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 73

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