• My heroes have always been cowboys

    25 Jul 2009, 20:05 de alacy52

    Today is the National Day of the American Cowboy, so The 9513 posed the question: What's your favorite cowboy song? Since I haven't done one of these lists in a while, I figured I'd put together my favorite songs about an American icon. Turns out that's not an easy task. The others receiving votes would make a pretty good list in their own right.

    It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that my list is dominated by Chris LeDoux. LeDoux was probably Wyoming's most famous resident not named Dick Cheney, a world champion bareback rider, a major influence on Garth Brooks and was the first concert I ever attended. He died in Casper in March 2005 due to complications from liver cancer, but his legacy lives on.

    25. Happy Trails - Roy Rogers

    I'm going old school to start with the king of the cowboys. "Happy Trails" was written by Roy Rogers' costar and later wife, Dale Evans as the theme song for his radio show in the '40s and '50s and was always sung over the end credits of his TV show in the '50s.
  • my heroes have always been cowboys

    1 Jul 2006, 5:17 de vader86

    I guess this track means as much to my life story as "Desperado" because I've felt the lyrics, which is how I think anyone connects to a song.

    I lost my childhood, I leave people with words of country songs (and they dont know it), I feel like I know no one like a drifter, I have my own brand of misery, I wasted some talents I have and pursued women I shouldnt have, and in the end I feel like I dont belong anywhere.

    and i feel like my dreams will never come true