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The Best Country Songs About Cowboys

From the singing and yodeling cowboys Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers in the 1920’s to Cody Johnson and Colter Wall’s real life ranch tales, country singers have been singing about the cowboy way of life for the best part of a hundred years

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From the singing and yodeling cowboys Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers in the 1920’s to Cody Johnson and Colter Wall’s real life ranch tales, country singers have been singing about the cowboy way of life for the best part of a hundred years

November 26, 2023 1:21 pm GMT

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Cowboy songs originally came about during the long cattle drives of the late 1800s. As ranch hands drove their herds all the way from Texas to Kansas, stampedes were a constant threat, especially at night, so the cowboys would sing songs to the cattle to soothe them.

When the cowboys came back from the prairies crooning the songs they’d been singing to the cattle out on the plains they paired up with hillbilly music and put the western in Country and Western.

From the singing and yodeling cowboys Jimmie Rodgers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers in the 1920’s to Cody Johnson and Colter Wall’s real life ranch tales, country singers have been singing about the cowboy way of life for the best part of a hundred years.

So, pull up a saddle and settle in for the long night ahead with 50 of our campfire favourites in Holler’s Best Country Songs About Cowboys.

See the full tracklist below:

  1. 1.

    Cowboy Scale of 1 to 10 (with Red Steagall, Ned LeDoux, Corb Lund and Dale Brisby)

    Cody Johnson

  2. 2.

    Cowboy Take Me Away

    The Chicks

  3. 3.

    Cowboy Kind Of Way

    Drake Milligan

  4. 4.

    If I Was A Cowboy

    Miranda Lambert

  5. 5.

    Cowboy Don't

    Breland

  6. 6.

    Space Cowboy

    Kacey Musgraves

  7. 7.

    Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other

    Willie Nelson

  8. 8.

    Lone Ole Cowboy

    Dylan Gossett

  9. 9.

    The Cowboy Rides Away

    George Strait

  10. 10.

    Rhinestone Cowboy

    Glen Campbell

  11. 11.

    Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy)

    Big & Rich

  12. 12.

    If She Wants a Cowboy

    Zach Bryan

  13. 13.

    Ain't Enough Cowboy

    Jason Aldean

  14. 14.

    I Wanna Be a Cowboy, Baby!

    CMAT

  15. 15.

    Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

    Paula Cole

  16. 16.

    Cowboy Killer

    Ian Munswick and Ryan Charles

  17. 17.

    Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

    Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

  18. 18.

    Should've Been A Cowboy

    Toby Keith

  19. 19.

    Cocaine Cowboys

    Margo Price

  20. 20.

    Cowboy Candy

    Charley Crockett

  21. 21.

    Cowboys On Music Row

    Lauren Watkins and Carter Faith

  22. 22.

    cowboy like me

    Taylor Swift

  23. 23.

    Cowboy Casanova

    Carrie Underwood

  24. 24.

    Cowboy Hat

    Jon Pardi

  25. 25.

    I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart

    Suzy Bogguss

  26. 26.

    Cattle Call

    LeAnn Rimes

  27. 27.

    Cowboy Boots

    Dierks Bentley and Ashley McBryde

  28. 28.

    Cowboy

    Callie Twisselman

  29. 29.

    Cowboys and Angels

    Dustin Lynch

  30. 30.

    The Cowboy In Me

    Tim McGraw

  31. 31.

    Cowboy Back

    Gabby Barrett

  32. 32.

    We Were Cowboys

    Kameron Marlowe

  33. 33.

    I Only Date Cowboys

    Kylie Morgan

  34. 34.

    Cowboys and Plowboys

    Jon Pardi and Luke Bryan

  35. 35.

    The Coyote & The Cowboy

    Colter Wall

  36. 36.

    The Cowboy In The Continental Suit

    Marty Robbins

  37. 37.

    Cowboy Boogie

    Randy Travis

  38. 38.

    Where Did All The Cowboys Go

    Abby Anderson

  39. 39.

    Cowboy, Cowboy

    Brooks & Dunn

  40. 40.

    Like A Cowboy

    Parker McCollum

  41. 41.

    Cowboys Like Us

    George Strait

  42. 42.

    Cowboys & Dreamers

    Carter Faith

  43. 43.

    The Cowboy's Hat

    Chris LeDoux

  44. 44.

    Cowboy

    Joshua Ray Walker

  45. 45.

    A Cowboy's Ways

    Dolly Parton

  46. 46.

    Killed The Cowboy

    Dustin Lynch

  47. 47.

    Night Herding Song

    Colter Wall

  48. 48.

    A Cowboy's Prayer

    Gene Autry

  49. 49.

    The Last Cowboy Song

    The Highwaymen

  50. 50.

    Cowboy Take Me Away

    Carly Pearce

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