Rodney Atkins released "Farmer's Daughter," written by Rhett Akins, Marv Green and Ben Hayslip, in March of 2010, as the fourth single from his It's America album; the song is both a bonus track on the re-release of that record and an album cut on Atkins' Take a Back Road disc, released in 2011. The tune reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (No. 5) and the Top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 (No. 47); it has also been certified platinum. Inside, Akins tells The Boot about how "Farmer's Daughter" came to be.
Josh Turner's 2009 single "Why Don't We Just Dance" -- the lead single from his 2010 album Haywire -- was written by Jim Beavers, Darrell Brown and Jonathan Singleton. In February of 2010, the song became Turner's third No. 1 hit, and in May of 2010, the single was certified gold. Inside, Beavers, Brown and Singleton tell The Boot about how the hit tune came to be.
Country music and football go together like biscuits and gravy. One is America's favorite sport, and the other is America's favorite music. So it's no surprise that there are some great country songs about football.
After it was released as a single in June of 2010, "If I Die Young" became a smash hit for the Band Perry. The song, written by Kimberly Perry, climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in December, hit No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, was a Top 10 hit on the Adult Top 40 chart (No. 4) and earned a Top 20 spot on both the Mainstream Top 40 and Hot 100 charts as well (No. 12 and No. 14, respectively).
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush co-wrote their song "Joey" with none other than the legendary Bill Anderson. The tune was released on their Love on the Inside album and became the record's fourth single in July of 2009. In September of that year, it peaked in the Top 10 (No. 17) on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Below, Nettles tells The Boot about writing "Joey."
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