“What the Cowgirls Do”
Written by Vince Gill and Reed Nielsen
Radio & Records
#1 (1 week)
September 16, 1994
Vince Gill continues his run of ten consecutive No. 1 singles.
The Road to No. 1
As noted above, Vince Gill achieved ten straight No. 1 singles on at least one chart, dating back to “Take My Memory With You” and including all singles from I Still Believe in You. This was the second No. 1 single from his multiplatinum album, When Love Finds You.
The No. 1
Vince Gill wasn’t big on novelty records, but this one came close.
“What the Cowgirls Do” is a more inclusive spin on the way “God Blessed Texas” celebrated girl watching, even managing to squeeze in a reference to the ladies of Bangor. Maine.
He’s such a gentleman that it comes off as cute instead of creepy, but in a run that included so many nineties classics, this is probably the least memorable of his chart-topping run.
The Road From No. 1
When Love Finds You will produce another two No. 1 singles, with the next one being the title track.
“What the Cowgirls Do” gets a B.
Next: Joe Diffie, “Third Rock From the Sun”