Bowersox's record company wanted the Kara DioGuardi and Chad Kroeger co-penned "Hold On
," to be her first single, but the Idol
runner-up was adamant this song was the best choice. She told MTV News: "It wasn't necessarily a battle, win or lose, it was more of just convincing the label that putting 'Farmer's Daughter' out as the first single was the best choice, as far as representing me as an artist and a songwriter. 'Hold On' is a great song — it's the safe choice — and I didn't want to just do the cookie-cutter, safe choice. Nothing to discredit the song, I gave it my best shot, I hope I did Kara and Chad proud, but as far as a first single goes, 'Farmer's Daughter' was the right choice, and I had to slowly get the label to agree with that, and they did."