Daddy Won't Sell the Farm

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"Daddy Won't Sell the Farm"
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Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album Tattoos & Scars
Released November 2, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Country
Length 4:18
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Robin Branda
Steve Fox
Producer(s) Joe Scaife
Montgomery Gentry singles chronology
"Lonely and Gone"
"Daddy Won't Sell the Farm"
"Self Made Man"

"Daddy Won't Sell the Farm" is a song written by Robin Branda and Steve Fox, and recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in November 1999 as the third single from their debut album Tattoos & Scars. It peaked at number 17 in the United States, and number 19 in Canada in 2000.


"Daddy Won't Sell the Farm" calls attention to the growing problem of urban sprawl. The song's protagonist is a farmer who — despite the city growing around him — stands firm in refusing to sell his land to developers.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by chris rogers [sic], and mostly features the duo on their concert tour. Some other scenes of the video were filmed in Goodell, Iowa. The music video premiered on GAC on November 11, 1999.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 19
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 79
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 17

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 67


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