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Cowboys always bring the cattle home safe, or so say the tunes in this list of songs about cowboys. Musicians are wanderers, touring and seldom home, so it makes sense they would have an affinity with the nomadic cowboy image. The outlaw aspect of cowboys is also appealing to many a rock ‘n roller, who love to draw comparisons in epic ballads. Whatever the attraction to cowboys is, there’s sure to be a cowboy song on this list that you would want playing in your saloon.

The Eagles’ “Desperado” is actually the title track of their second album, which is outlaw themed. “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi was written by Jon Bon Jovi after realizing the similarities between the rock ‘n roll lifestyle and the lifestyle of Old West outlaws.
 

“Rhinestone Cowboy” was a hit song for Glen Campbell, which tells the tale of a musician who’s just surviving, but will live to see the day that his success shines.

Which songs wrangle you in every time you hear them? Vote for your favorites! If there’s a song about cowboys that’s not on the list, please add it to the stable, err, list.

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Desperado The Eagles

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Space Cowboy Steve Miller Band

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Big Iron Marty Robbins

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Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell

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Cowboy Song Thin Lizzy

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Back in the Saddle Aerosmith

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Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross

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New Kid in Town The Eagles

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Cowboys and Angels George Michael

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All Around Cowboy Waylon Jennings

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Cowboy Casanova Carrie Underwood

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I Wanna Be a Cowboy Boys Don't Cry

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Cowboy in the Jungle Jimmy Buffett

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Cowboy of Dreams Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Good Cowboy Brooks & Dunn

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Broken Down Cowboy John Fogerty

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Cowboy Style Kylie Minogue

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Cowboy, Cowboy Brooks & Dunn

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Cowboy Coffee The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

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Cowboys Like Us George Strait

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Cowboy (medley): Cattle Call /... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Cowboys

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Cowboy Town Brooks & Dunn

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Last Driftin' Cowboy Hank Williams, Jr.

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The Cowboy Rides Away George Strait

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Asphalt Cowboy Jason Aldean

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Cowboy Cadillac Garth Brooks

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Cowboy Movies Waylon Jennings

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Cowboy Boogie Randy Travis

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Cowboy Logic The Charlie Daniels Band

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Cowboy Kid Rock

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All Around Cowboy Johnny Cash

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Ride Cowboy Ride Bon Jovi

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Midnight Cowboy Faith No More

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Cowboy Take Me Away Dixie Chicks

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Watcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy Garth Brooks, Chris LeDoux

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Cowboys and Angels Garth Brooks

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Asphalt Cowboy Blake Shelton