Chris and Garth became friends after the Oklahoma singer named the rodeo cowboy in his first single, “Too Young to Feel This Damn Old.” They also recorded a duet in 1992, “What’cha Gonna Do With A Cowboy.” Upon hearing this song, one would assume it was written in the heyday of the cowboy.
A little research finds it was written by real-life cowboy Michael Burton, but in a much more recent setting, circa 1975.
Michael Martin Murphey recorded it during the time he first began recording cowboy tunes.
As the song says, “If it’s a job, do it, put your back into it.” Plus, there is the humorous take on how you can spot a real cowboy from where he sits in a pickup truck!
Who among us hasn’t thought how glamorous it would be to be a cowboy on a big ranch somewhere out west, or at the very least, in a movie?
Written by Ian Tyson, “Someday Soon” has been recorded by Judy Collins, Suzy Bogguss and many others and has charted in pop, folk and country.
This fun-loving tune was a duet with friends Chris Le Doux and Garth Brooks.
The thought that the fight was never reconciled drives her mad, and his wife takes drastic measures to relieve her sorrow.
One of the great western numbers sung by a female, this song became the first million-selling song by a woman after Patsy Montana recorded it in 1935.
The singer hopes one day to be a cowboy’s sweetheart, and by the end of the song, her dream has come true.
The tune has been recorded by everyone from Chris Le Doux to Garth Brooks and Nanci Griffith, but Suzy has one of the great versions of the tune. Despite the fact that he is as much at home on a horse as he is on a stage, Toby Keith laments in this song that he should have been a cowboy.
The Oklahoma native thinks he should have learned to rope and ride in a cattle drive, because he thinks as a cowboy he could have stolen the young girls’ hearts like his heroes, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.