Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy (song)

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"Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy"
Single by Chris LeDoux
from the album Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy
B-side "Western Skies"
Released July 13, 1992
Genre Country
Length 2:33
Label Liberty
Writer(s) Garth Brooks
Mark D. Sanders
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Jerry Crutchfield
Chris LeDoux singles chronology
"Riding for a Fall"
(1992)
"Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy"
(1992)
"Cadillac Ranch"
(1993)

"Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy" is a song written by Garth Brooks and Mark D. Sanders, and recorded by American country music artist Chris LeDoux with Garth Brooks. It was released in July 1992 as the first single from his album Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in September 1992.[1] Brooks is featured as a duet partner, although he did not receive chart credit.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that intensity compensates for LeDoux's lack of vocal range. She goes on to call it a "cheeky and thoroughly engaging title tune."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy" debuted at number 49 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 25, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 59

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris LeDoux Hot Country Songs Chart History
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 234. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ Billboard, August 15, 1992
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 10, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chris LeDoux Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Chris LeDoux.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.