December 2, 2008
A long time ago, in a land far, far away, country music was called “country and western” music. The singing cowboy has been one of the central figures in the rich tapestry of the genre. An excellent new collection celebrates this fine American heritage:
In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary National Finals Rodeo (NFR), which will take place (and be telecast on ESPN2 and ESPN Classic) from December 4-13th, BOOTS, BUCKLES & SPURS will gather 50 favorites from the cowboy rodeo songbook – from Gene Autry’s “Back In The Saddle Again” (1939) to Brooks & Dunn’s “Cowboy Town” (2007, the official theme song of the 50th anniversary NFR). The deluxe 3-CD box set will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting November 18th through SONY BMG Nashville/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
What’s your favorite cowboy/country-western song?