is the debut album of Farmer's Daughter American Idol season nine runner-up Crystal Bowersox.
Background [ edit ]
After placing second on
Idol, Crystal was signed to a deal with Jive Records and RCA's former sister record company 19 Entertainment. Originally, Crystal wanted to delay the release of the album until early 2011, but ended up moving the release date to December 14. She is also to cover the [1 ] Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth," stating "its lyrics are relevant no matter what era it is, whatever war we're in and issues in the world," she said. "The song is always relevant." It was revealed that Chad Szeliga, who is well known for his drumming for bands such as Breaking Benjamin and OurAfter, has contributed drum tracks to the songs "Arlene", "Finally Got It Right" and "Hold On" which was written by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger.
The song "Holy Toledo" was played during
Idol when she returned home. This is the first time an Idol contestant's own song was played during the show before their departure. [2 ]
Singles [ edit ]
Farmer's Daughter" was released as the first single on December 13, 2010. "Hold On" was supposed to be the first single, but was switched to "Farmer's Daughter." The music video for "Farmer's Daughter" premiered on her website on December 16, 2010. [3 ]
Reception [ edit ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
The album received mixed to positive reviews.
Allmusic gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5. Joey Guerra of the said the album "failed to live up to Houston Chronicle Idol hype." Allison Stewart of [14 ] called Crystal an "anti- Washington Post Carrie Underwood." [15 ] Metacritic gave the album 63 out of 100 based on six critical reviews. [16 ]
Commercial success [ edit ]
In the United States, the album debuted at number 28 on the
chart, selling 58,000 copies Billboard 200 and as of October, 2011 has sold 205,000 copies. [17 ] [18 ]
In Canada, the album debuted at number 90 on the
Canadian Albums Chart. [19 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Ridin' with the Radio"
David Bendeth 3:26
For What It's Worth"
Stephen Stills Bendeth
Farmer's Daughter" Bowersox
"Lonely Won't Come Around"
David Ryan Harris, Alexandra Tamposi Bendeth, Harris
Kara DioGuardi, Chad Kroeger Bendeth
"On the Run"
"Mine All Mine"
Bowersox, Brian Walker
"Finally Got It Right"
(Bonus track, iTunes album pre-order only) Bowersox
Personnel [ edit ]
As noted at allmusic:
Crystal Bowersox: Vocals,
acoustic guitar David Bendeth, Tommy Byrnes, David Ryan Harris, Nick Moroch: Guitars
Dobro, pedal steel Jeff Kazee: Acoustic and eectric piano, organ, keyboards,
accordion Zac Rae: Keyboards
Geoff Rockwell: Keyboards, programming
Harmonica Sean Hurley, Frankie May, Greg Smith: Bass
Chuck Burgi, Dorian Crozier, Dan Korneff: Drums Chad Szeliga: Drums, percussion
Memo Acevedo: Percussion
Chart positions [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Dinh, James (2010-11-08). "Crystal Bowersox Reveals Farmer's Daughter Details - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ "Crystal Bowersox Stays Rough-And-Tumble On 'Farmer's Daughter. Billboard.com. 2009-09-14 '" . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ "Trailer from Body of Proof". Crystal Bowersox . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ Thomas, Stephen (2010-12-14). "Farmer's Daughter - Crystal Bowersox". AllMusic . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ Pareles, Jon (2010-12-27). "New Albums by Kandi and Crystal Bowersox". NYTimes.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ Parker, Lyndsey (2010-11-22). "Crystal Vision: Bowersox Wows On Debut LP | Reality Rocks - Archive - Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ "Turn It Up: Album review: Crystal Bowersox, 'Farmer's Daughter. Leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com. 2010-12-13 '" . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ Reviewed by Mikael Wood (2010-12-30). "Farmer's Daughter Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ "Crystal Bowersox's 'Farmer's Daughter' review: 'American Idol' alum's songs are a little too generic". NY Daily News. 2010-12-14 . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ "What they're saying about Crystal Bowersox's 'Farmer's Daughter. Content.usatoday.com. 2010-12-14 '" . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ Tarradell, Mario (2010-12-13). "CD review: Jackson swan song is stylistically true to form | Mario Tarradell Columns and Reviews - Entertainment News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News". Dallasnews.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ "Crystal Bowersox: Farmer's Daughter | Music Review". Slant Magazine . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ georgei on December 22, 2010 (2010-12-22). "Crystal Bowersox: Farmer's Daughter :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ JOEY GUERRA, Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle (2010-12-13). "Bowersox debut fails to live up to Idol hype - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ Stewart, Allison (2010-12-14). "Click Track - Album review: Crystal Bowersox, "Farmer's Daughter. Blog.washingtonpost.com "" . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ "Farmer's Daughter Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ a b "Crystal Bowersox's 'Farmer's Daughter' debuts with 58K sales". Content.usatoday.com. 2010-12-22 . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ a b American Idol: With Scotty McCreery's Successful Debut, Did Universal Learn From Sony's Mistakes?
^ a b "Crystal Bowersox's 'Farmer's Daughter' tops Lee DeWyze's first-week album sales - From Inside the Box - Zap2it". Blog.zap2it.com . Retrieved 2011-11-15.
^ Personnel at allmusic