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"
"Farmer's Daughter"
"Ridin' with the Radio"

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


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 Bowersox 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 Bowersox, now a teenager, is walking on crutches (a reference to the lyric "I told the school that I fell down the stairs") Then Bowersox is knitting a coat while watching the television. The video ends when a child jumps into Bowersox'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]


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


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