Farmer's Daughter (Rodney Atkins song)

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"Farmer's Daughter"
Single by Rodney Atkins
from the album It's America and Take a Back Road
Released March 29, 2010
Format Airplay, Digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:24 (radio version)
Label Curb
Writer(s) Marv Green
Rhett Akins
Ben Hayslip
Producer(s) Ted Hewitt
Rodney Atkins singles chronology
"Chasin' Girls"
(2009)
"Farmer's Daughter"
(2010)
"Take a Back Road"
(2011)

"Farmer's Daughter" is a song written by Marv Green, Rhett Akins, and Ben Hayslip and recorded by American country music artist Rodney Atkins. It was released in March 2010 as the fourth single from his album It's America, available in June 2010 as a bonus track from the album's re-issue. The song is also included as an album cut on his 2011 album Take a Back Road.

Background and writing[edit]

Co-writer Rhett Akins told The Boot, "This was the first time the three of us had ever gotten together to write. Marv came in with the idea. All he really had was the hook of the song: "Just when I thought it couldn't get no hotter / I caught a glimpse of the farmer's daughter." Ben and I jumped all over it. We thought it was awesome."[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Jim Malec of The 9513 gave the song a thumbs-down review. His review criticized the song's story for "being so obvious that it seems hardly worth telling."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Hicky and premiered on June 16, 2010.

Chart performance[edit]

"Farmer's Daughter" debuted at number 96 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of July 10, 2010.[3]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 47
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 20
Chart (2011) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 97

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (2010-07-07). "Rodney Atkins - "Farmer's Daughter"". The Boot. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  2. ^ Malec, Jim (2010-03-11). "Rodney Atkins - "Farmer's Daughter"". The 9513. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. ^ Morris, Edward (2010-04-10). "Alan Jackson's Freight Train Steams in Behind Need You Now". CMT.com. Retrieved 2010-04-23. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Rodney Atkins Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Rodney Atkins. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "Rodney Atkins Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Rodney Atkins. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Best of 2011: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  8. ^ "American single certifications – Rodney Atkins – Farmer%27s Daughter". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 27, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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