That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls
Studio album by Jessi Colter
Released November 1978
Recorded Caribou Ranch
(Nederland, CO)[1]
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Producer Richie Albright
Waylon Jennings
Jessi Colter chronology
That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls
Leather and Lace
Singles from That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls
  1. "Maybe You Should've Been Listening"
    Released: August 30, 1978
  2. "Love Me Back to Sleep"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls is the fifth studio album by American country music artist, Jessi Colter. The album was released in November 1978 on Capitol Records and was produced by Richie Albright and Waylon Jennings.


That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls contained ten tracks of entirely new material. The album's first single, "Maybe You Should've Been Listening," only reached a peak of #45 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 1978, and the album's second single, "Love Me Back Sleep" peaked even lower on the chart in 1979. The album charted among the Top Country Albums list, reaching #46 upon its release in January 1978.[3] The album's title track would later be covered and released as a single by country music artist, Jacky Ward in 1980, where it would reach #7 on the Hot Country Songs Chart.

Like Colter's previous releases, the album was co-produced by Waylon Jennings, a country artist and Colter's husband. He also helped serve as background vocals on the album as well. The album was rated by Allmusic, and was given three out of five stars.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Roll on" — 3:29
  2. "Black Haired Boy" — 2:51
  3. "I Was Kinda Crazy Then" — 3:10
  4. "That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls" — 3:20
  5. "My Cowboy's Last Ride" — 3:12
  6. "Hold Back the Tears" — 3:00
  7. "Maybe You Should've Been Listening" — 4:35
  8. "Don't You Think I Feel it Too" — 3:02
  9. "Love Me Back to Sleep" — 2:26
  10. "My Goodness" — 5:00


Recorded at Jack Clements's Caribou Ranch American studio in Nederland, Colorado, United States.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1978 Country Albums 46

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1978 "Maybe You Should've Been Listening" Country Singles 45
1979 Love Me Back to Sleep Country Singles 91