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"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 the duo's 1999 debut album Tattoos & Scars. The song peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart and at number 19 on the RPM Canada Country Tracks chart.

"Daddy Won't Sell the Farm"
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Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album Tattoos & Scars
ReleasedNovember 2, 1999
LabelColumbia Nashville
Songwriter(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" 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 videoEdit

The music video was directed by Chris Rogers, 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-July 9th, 2008.

Chart positionsEdit

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 chartsEdit

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


  1. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8301." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 13, 2000. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 16, 2012.

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