Release date: December 2010
Farmer's Daughter is the debut-album of American Idol season nine runner up Crystal Bowersox, released on December 14, 2010.
After placing second on Idol, Crystal was signed a deal with Jive Records and RCA's 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 covered the 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.
"Farmer's Daughter" was released as the first single in November 2010. The music video for "Farmer's Daughter" premiered on her website on December 16, 2010.
In the United States, the album debuted at #28 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 58,000 copies. In Canada, the album debuted at #90 on the Canadian Albums Chart.