Crystal Bowersox - Farmer's Daughter Tracklist

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Check out the track list from Crystal Bowersox’s upcoming album, Farmer’s Daughter, set to be released December 14.

Crystal Bowersox will release her debut album, Farmer’s Daughter (19 Recordings/Jive Records) on December 14th. The 2010 American Idol runner-up’s set includes her original song, “Holy Toledo,” a song she performed on the show as well as the arresting title track which chronicles her personal experience of dealing with child abuse. Fans and Idol viewers know Crystal is a talented singer, but Farmer’s Daughter further establishes her as a truly gifted songwriter. Farmer’s Daughter was produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach).

After finishing up the 2010 American Idol Live Tour, Bowersox headed to New Jersey to begin production on her eagerly awaited debut. The twelve tracks, ten of them written or co-written by Bowersox, showcase her strong songwriting skills and her desire to infuse her lyrics with that raw emotion of someone who has lived. The album also contains eight songs written solely by Crystal, two co-writes, an additional track by Kara DioGuardi and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger titled “Hold On” and a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s 1967 classic “For What It’s Worth.” One very special song is “Mason,” a song Bowersox co-wrote with her husband Brian Walker, which they performed together at their recent nuptials.

Via PR Newswire

Listen to clips of “Hold On”, “Farmer’s Daughter”, and “Lonely (Won’t Come Around)” HERE.

Track list after the JUMP…

1. Ridin With The Radio
2. For What It’s Worth
3. Farmer’s Daughter
4. Holy Toledo
5. Lonely
6. Hold On
7. On The Run
8. Kiss Ya
9. Speak Now
10. Mine All Mine
11. Mason
12. Arlene

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  • fictitiousreality

    Here is the official Press Release.

    Melissa Ethridge and Micheal Franti has nice things to say about our girl. :)

    “Crystal is a phenomenal young performer whose talent, positive energy and passion for music are sure to take her far. I was thrilled to be able to perform with Crystal and I’m excited to hear what she has in store for us next.” – Melissa Etheridge

    “Crystal has a huge heart to match her giant voice. I am certain that she will find a willing audience ready to follow her musical journey for decades to come!” – Michael Franti

    Wow!

  • ron54911

    On the picture on her .com they have the apostrophe fixed on farmer’s. they must have heard about it being wrong.

  • Tess

    Interesting song list…haven’t most of these songs been in Crystal’s repetoire before idol and aren’t they available on you-tube? It surprised me that she hasn’t come up with much new stuff to add to the album.

  • fictitiousreality

    Interesting song list…haven’t most of these songs been in Crystal’s repetoire before idol and aren’t they available on you-tube? It surprised me that she hasn’t come up with much new stuff to add to the album.

    Well they are that good to be on the debut. No complains here :)

  • Indigobunting

    Well they are that good to be on the debut. No complains here :)

    If true, it does seem they are treating her like a newer independent artist than like an Idol.

    Looking forward to listening to full tracks!

  • meyers77

    Missing a couple I would like to have had on here, but considering I wanted about 20 of her originals, was always gonna miss a couple. Good list.

    More upbeat songs towards the front end, then slows down with Speak Now, Mine All Mine and Mason.

    Wonder if Brian will sing with her on Mason? Won’t sound the same with out those harmonies. (Their voices sound so good together on Mason, All Over Me and Miss You Kiss You)

    Be cool to see what they do with On the Run.

  • artemis

    A question for those very familiar with her preidol music, did Crystal write any new music for this album besides the two co-writes? Is there a list somewhere that lists the writers for each song?

  • Eriko

    It surprised me that she hasn’t come up with much new stuff to add to the album.

    Considering the great stuff she had to leave out, I´m not surprised. Why don´t labels use all 78 min a CD holds?

  • Eriko

    A question for those very familiar with her preidol music, did Crystal write any new music for this album besides the two co-writes?

    Almost sure the following were written post-idol

    Ridin With The Radio
    Arlene

    Also “Calm” and maybe others that didn´t make it

    No “Sandman” and “Saved by Grace” :( If there was one song I wanted to hear with a full band, it was Sandman

  • fictitiousreality

    Almost sure the following were written post-idol

    Ridin With The Radio
    Kiss Ya
    Arlene

    Except Kiss Ya. There is a YT video of her performance at the Village Idiot.

  • fictitiousreality

    Is there a list somewhere that lists the writers for each song?

    There is no official list yet. But I think we can deduce who has written/co-written on it (based on 8 solos, 2 co-writes, 2 covers).

    1. Ridin With The Radio – Crystal Bowersox
    2. For What It’s Worth – Stephen Stills
    3. Farmer’s Daughter – Crystal Bowersox
    4. Holy Toledo – Crystal Bowersox
    5. Lonely – David Ryan Harris, Ali Tamposi, Crystal Bowersox
    6. Hold On – Kara DioGuardi, Chad Kroeger
    7. On The Run – Crystal Bowersox
    8. Kiss Ya – Crystal Bowersox
    9. Speak Now – Crystal Bowersox
    10. Mine All Mine – Crystal Bowersox
    11. Mason – Brian Walker, Crystal Bowersox
    12. Arlene – Crystal Bowersox

  • Eriko

    Wow, seeing all those solo credits, who would have believed a few weeks ago? Well, I was hoping, but was told from some of the old timers, I was being delusional :)

  • Mahalo2

    Isn’t Mine All Mine a post-idol original?

  • lucy

    Why don´t labels use all 78 min a CD holds?

    Because then they’d have a very sound economic reason for charging way more for a cd than anyone would be willing to pay for it? ….

    A physical cd is cheap and the product seems cheap to consumers …. But creating and producing 78 minutes of good music — Quite expensive!

  • Eriko

    Because then they’d have a very sound economic reason for charging way more for a cd than anyone would be willing to pay for it? ….

    A physical cd is cheap and the product seems cheap to consumers …. But creating and producing 78 minutes of good music — Quite expensive!

    But if they are all originals, so no paying for co-writes, they´ve already recorded before choosing which ones make it. I´d think the expense is already there?

  • fictitiousreality

    Isn’t Mine All Mine a post-idol original?

    This one is unconfirmed. Maybe the peeps on twitter wanna ask her that :)

  • tinawina

    Who cares when they were written? I swear we always find some new stupid thing to argue about in Idol-land. And yes, I have been quite guilty of this from time to time myself. :D

    That said, if the girl has 12 good songs on her album I’m not going to give a crap.

  • koshka

    Eriko:
    11/10/2010 at 3:27 pm
    Wow, seeing all those solo credits, who would have believed a few weeks ago? Well, I was hoping, but was told from some of the old timers, I was being delusional

    I don’t think this old timer made any bets about the credits.. but some of us were right about the production so far for what that is worth. :)

    Good for her.. now we just need to hear clips of the entire album like Lee. I guess they haven’t streamed yet.. right? (I watch crystal about as closely as lee) So it may be a while until we hear the rest.

    ETA: I totally agree Tinawina!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like how they refer to Crystal in the title of the official press release:

    Singer/Songwriter Crystal Bowersox Set to Release Debut ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ on December 14th

    Nice! :)

  • Tess

    But if they are all originals, so no paying for co-writes, they´ve already recorded before choosing which ones make it. I´d think the expense is already there?

    It’s a bit more complicated than that. Historically most albums have been under 45 minutes because that is what you could place on vinyl, 8 tracks, and small casette tapes. Now with CD’s the “room” is larger so you do get some albums up to 60 minutes…but not much more. People are conditioned to listen to albums of a certain length and if you increase that by a ton then many listeners will begin to tune out and turn off. Also, writers get royalties for album sales…and the going rate probably covers albums with 10 to 14 songs. If you squeeze on 20, payment to these writers will be smaller unless you charge more for the album…and I don’t think many writers would be happy with that.

    Maybe someday things will change but it takes time…individual songs used to be no more than a couple of minutes because that is what fit on a 45. It wasn’t until the rock era of the late 60′s that songs became longer when rock groups no longer released their music as singles and radio played off of the album. So things may change for CD length, too.

  • Mahalo2

    tinawina:
    11/10/2010 at 3:44 pm
    Who cares when they were written? I swear we always find some new stupid thing to argue about in Idol-land. And yes, I have been quite guilty of this from time to time myself.

    That said, if the girl has 12 good songs on her album I’m not going to give a crap.

    :) :)

  • Incipit

    I hope this does very well for Crystal – and beyond the minutiae of what was written when, or the time crunch to get this ready for the December drop date, or arrangements, or whatever else, the economic bottom line is – she doesn’t have an initial large recoupment cost to the Label for a set of co-writers. They didn’t have to put the money out – she doesn’t have to pay it back.

    So whatever this album does, the songwriter’s mechanical royalties from sales go almost exclusively to her, as they do if the songs are played on any other public medium. That includes the sync rights in the future…and depending on the size of the audience – which sync rights do – ‘that’ can be nothing to sneeze at!

    So good for her. IMO.

  • sr4mjc

    I’m happy to see they fixed the apostrophe.

  • TwigLA

    Nice to see they fixed the grammar error on the album cover :)

    THe list sounds very promising. Great that she has so many writing credits. THat’s the bread and butter for an artist.

  • Andy11

    When she tours she will no doubt throw in songs like Sandman
    and Saved by Grace. Her fans at the show will be
    totally psyched to hear them. Kind of funny since neither would have been released in the old fashioned way. You tube has really changed things. By the way, one post
    said the album ends with all slow songs but no one has heard Arlene–Crystal has described her as
    real can-do, cool gal. Wouldn’t be surprised if that song is up beat.

  • http://twitter.com/kenostroff negativo

    I love every single thing about this release. I also love the fact that “Hold On” was not mentioned as her first single. Now, let’s all pray that Bendeth didn’t fuck up her beautiful songs too much with his heavy-handed studio production.

  • Junior

    I’m not looking forward to hearing what they’ll do with her other originals. After listening to the first three clips in the other thread, i’m disappointed. I hope they don’t ruin the rest of her songs.

  • poster

    Yeah! They added an apostrophe!

  • Q3

    So whatever this album does, the songwriter’s mechanical royalties from sales go almost exclusively to her, as they do if the songs are played on any other public medium. That includes the sync rights in the future…and depending on the size of the audience – which sync rights do – ‘that’ can be nothing to sneeze at!

    Probably not 100% — IMO it is one of the really scammy parts of most major label contracts. The standard recording contract includes a “controlled composition clause” which allows the record company to pay the artist and/or music publisher less than the minimum rate for songs written or “controlled” in whole or in part by the recording artist — most often 75% of statutory rate with a limit of 10 songs per album. So Crystal would actually earn more from the songs she rights if another performer sells them.

    Here is some more info from ASCAP — http://www.ascap.com/musicbiz/money-clauses.html — about situations when mechanical royalties are reduced.

    This is just one of my least fav things record companies do to performers.

  • Incipit

    Q3 – good you brought some data – because it’s an area many people don’t have familiarity with . No – probably not 100% – but this is still true – for whatever is paid out, in whatever artificially limited percentage. Down the road – there may be other artists doing her songs – but for now, on this album – even if her cut is reduced – “songwriter’s mechanical royalties from sales go almost exclusively to her.”

    The sync rights are the business of her publishers to collect – and those can be even nicer…and also can be negotiated – but not with the Label. Perhaps her management could look into a better deal than Universal gives on the publishing cut? Maybe try Cherry Lane?

  • BootStar

    Sounds great. (SO glad they added the apostrophe!)

  • Niall

    The good thing about the lack of co-writes (besides the fact that her songs were good enough to stand on their own) is Jive’s profitability threshhold on this CD is going to be lower than if they brought in a stable of people to write for her. I doubt she and Jive are a long term pairing but she got a bunch of her originals on her first cd, and they have a chance to make a small profit. Crystal realistically can sell on the level of a niche artist and not put her label in the red.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Crystal realistically can sell on the level of a niche artist and not put her label in the red.

    What level of sales would that be? Ballpark.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    lol i dont like the speak now–same as taylor swift, it’ll be confusing

  • Eriko

    Maybe someday things will change but it takes time…individual songs used to be no more than a couple of minutes because that is what fit on a 45. It wasn’t until the rock era of the late 60’s that songs became longer when rock groups no longer released their music as singles and radio played off of the album. So things may change for CD length, too.

    The CD is a dying medium. More music in hi-res is being made available for downloading. Some of the better well known Hi-Fi manufacturing companies have stopped producing new CD-players and are only concentrating on HDD and streaming devices to replace the CD player

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Eriko:
    11/10/2010 at 7:23 pm

    The CD is a dying medium.

    CD sales still dominate downloaded albums by a ton.

  • mandabutter

    No “Sandman” and “Saved by Grace” If there was one song I wanted to hear with a full band, it was Sandman

    There’s always tour. :)

  • ron54911

    Crystal wins Nina’s top pick this week; see who else she liked on hitpredictor.
    “Hold On” by Crystal Bowersox. She had an amazing voice and her music actually was saying something. I love when I hear actual effort put into a song, it is so rare now-a-days.
    http://hitpredictor.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/crystal-wins-ninas-top-pick-this-week-see-who-else-she-liked/

  • Tess

    Crystal wins Nina’s top pick this week; see who else she liked on hitpredictor.

    So who is Nina C. and what is her claim to reviewing fame?

  • MrDuffin

    I believe Nina C. is the lady who knows talent when she hears it. Just a guess but is obviously accurate.

  • Inconnu

    Congrats to Crystal for having 8 original solos (and 2 co-writes) on her first CD coming out of Idol signed to a major label. It’s quite a feat and she deserves big kudos for this. I’ve said in the past that her tweets turned me off to the point that I didn’t care anymore, but hearing FD being so mangled the other day made me realise how much I still care about her. I’ve always been a big fan of her music and I’m curious to hear Kiss Ya and Arlene on her CD. One of my favorites is on it: Mine All Mine and I like Speak Now too but not as much as some others that didn’t make the cut. No big deal, they’ll be on the next one, or the next one after that… etc. I think she’s a gifted singer/songwriter and her music moves me.

    I’m worried about her coming CD and the type of production that will be done on it – but at the same time I want her to be successful enough so she can be comfortable doing whatever she wants after that. So if I don’t like her CD because it’s too poppyfried, it is not a big deal to me personally as long as her music and herself won’t lose credibility in the process. She can always perform those songs the way she wants to and I will always have her original demos to fall back on and the next CDs to look forward to.

  • http://twitter.com/kenostroff negativo

    Congrats to Crystal for having 8 original solos (and 2 co-writes) on her first CD coming out of Idol signed to a major label. It’s quite a feat and she deserves big kudos for this.

    Indeed she does. She’s one tough, talented cookie.

  • mozart4898

    I’m actually kinda surprised by the order of the songs – I figured Hold On would be nearer to the beginning of the album, and I also figured Holy Toledo and For What It’s Worth would be nearer the end. It usually seems that they put the songs they want to showcase more towards the beginning – oftentimes I feel the more “musical” tracks are in the last 3rd of an album. Of course that’s an unscientific observation and I’m sure there’s plenty of albums that go against that, so don’t point out all of them that are different, lol…

    Most of the originals on Crystal’s album are the ones that I really wanted to see. As was said earlier, I really would have liked to see Sandman on there, and there’s a couple others I really wanted to see too, but there was no way they’d ALL make it on there. I really can’t wait to hear Speak Now…I just hope it doesn’t end up mangled. It’s such an ironic song for her now too because from the last performance I saw online of it, it appears she actually wrote it about Brian. Plus…there’s a couple on there I haven’t heard, and I won’t be going and looking for them now because I want them to be a surprise ;-)

  • AndreaH

    “Ridin With The Radio”, “Mine All Mine” and “Arlene” are new songs. “Arlene” is a song Crystal wrote about the AI Tour bus driver. :)

    Also, it’s possible that Crystal added more verses to some of her pre-idol songs on the album.

  • neartist

    I really can’t wait to hear Speak Now…I just hope it doesn’t end up mangled. It’s such an ironic song for her now too because from the last performance I saw online of it, it appears she actually wrote it about Brian

    Do you mean the Ford performance? Because in that performance it sounded like it was about a guy she was no longer with because she says something to the effect “I bet he is kicking himself now”

  • mozart4898

    Do you mean the Ford performance? Because in that performance it sounded like it was about a guy she was no longer with because she says something to the effect “I bet he is kicking himself now”

    Hmm. I remember her saying that now. No, it wasn’t that performance though, it was another one – more recent as I remember. When she got to the line “I will never be your wife” she got this weird funny smile and sorta threw her hands up in the air. I took it that Brian was there and that in fact he was the one the song was actually about. I may just be totally wrong though – certainly wouldn’t be the first time, lol.

  • Jon

    The originals that have made the album are quite close to my wishlist, so I’m happy. But, like the others here have said, I would have liked to see Sandman and Saved by Grace. Sandman would totally benefit from having more instrumentation (see drummergirl’s cover of Sandman on youtube—WOW)

  • http://twitter.com/kenostroff negativo

    Also would have liked to see Saddest Song I Never Wrote, written by her late friend Mark Brinkman. It’s gorgeous. Here it is being performed in Feb ’09:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WClBXSrBUk

  • Inconnu

    Yes, her voice is awesome on that one. I like Don’t Leave too. I find it’s in the same vein as this one (so is I Want To Love Ya Before I Leave).

    One that I like too and it’s an oddball one is Hellbent. And I’m really curious to see what she does with Kiss Ya. It reminds me of I’m Alright that she did on the show.

    And I would have loved to see I Am on the track list.