Songs The Best Songs About Cowboys  

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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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Marty Robbins

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15 4
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Glen Campbell

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16 7
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The Eagles

4
10 2
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18 11
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8 2
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George Strait

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8 2
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Waylon Jennings

8
14 8
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7 2
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6 1
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George Strait

11
9 5
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Boys Don't Cry

12
8 4
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Aerosmith

13
8 4
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Kid Rock

14
7 3
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15
6 2
Cowboy (medley): Cattle Call /... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Cowboys

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5 1
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Trisha Yearwood

17
5 1
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The Charlie Daniels Band

18
12 9
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Steve Miller Band

19
11 8
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9 6
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9 6
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Thin Lizzy

22
8 5
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Carrie Underwood

23
6 3
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5 2
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John Fogerty

25
5 2
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