I was recently directed to a FABULOUS blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. It is a wonderful life chronicle of Ree, a wife and mother of four who lives on a cattle ranch where she and her husband, Marlboro Man, are raising their four “punks”. She’s a superb photographer and quite witty. I highly recommend her blog. Go to the archives and read to catch up, however be careful….it’s like the best book you’ve ever read. You won’t be able to stop.
Additionally, “The Duke”, John Wayne would have been 100 on May 26th. Best damn Cowboy EVAH.
In honor of The Duke, Ree, Marlboro Man and “The Country Side of Life”, here are some of my favorite Cowboy Songs….in various forms. (Uh, and yes, I was country, when country wasn’t cool.)
Any of your favorites that I missed?
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy -Big & Rich
Country Boy Can Survive – Hank Williams, Jr.
Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
This is one of Mr. D’s favorites of all time. Reminiscient of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and The Lone Ranger, it brings him back to the cowboys and indians of his youth (spent in Cajun Country, LA)
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys – Willie & Waylon
The Cowboy Rides Away – George Strait
Workin’ Cowboy – Neil Young and Willie Nelson
Cowboy Man – Lyle Lovett
Good Ride Cowboy – Garth Brooks’ Tribute to Chris Ledoux
Thank the Cowboy for the Ride – Chris Ledoux
Cattle Call – Riders in the Sky
Mamma Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings
Shoulda Been a Cowboy – Toby Keith
and, the piece de resistance…..
Rawhide – The Blues Brothers
NOTE: Temporary Music Files deleted.