Retro Single Review: Tim McGraw, “Down on the Farm”

1994 | Peak: #2

How refreshing as it is to hear a country pride anthem that actually has country instrumentation and twangy singing.

That being said, this is plain terrible.  Tim does his best to sell it, but “Down on the Farm” is clear evidence of how little clout this man had with songwriters at this junction in his career.

Written by Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips

Grade: C-

Listen: Down on the Farm




  1. There really is an endearing earnestness to it. If the man hadn’t gone on to record “Please Remember Me” and the like, I might have a bit more affection for its value as a mid-nineties novelty.

  2. After hearing that song…

    I don’t want to have to use the term “cornpone”, but that’s what it sounded like to me.

  3. This is random, but the word “cornpone” always makes me think of that off-color line in the movie Hannibal.

    Not a big fan of this song either, though I do like it a little more than McGraw’s two previous singles.

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