Black in the Saddle

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Black in the Saddle
Studio album by Cowboy Troy
Released June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05)
Genre Country rap,[1] rap rock[1]
Label Raybaw/Warner Bros.
Producer Cowboy Troy
John Rich (credited as J. Money)
Cowboy Troy chronology
Loco Motive
Black in the Saddle
Demolition Mission: Studio Blue Sessions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 3/5 stars[1]
Country Standard Time (favorable)[2]

Black in the Saddle is an album by American country rap artist Cowboy Troy. It is his second major-label album, released in 2007 on Warner Bros. Records. None of the album's singles entered the Billboard singles charts.

As with his previous album (2005's Loco Motive), this album features several guest musicians, including fellow MuzikMafia members Big & Rich and James Otto. Angela Hacker, a 2007 winner on the talent competition Nashville Star, is also featured on the tracks "Lock Me Up" and "Hick Chick".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Buffalo Stampede" (Troy Coleman, Brian Nutter) – 4:05
  2. "Lock Me Up" (Coleman, John Rich, Max Abrams) – 2:59
  3. "How Can You Hate Me?" (Coleman, Adam Shoenfeld) – 3:51
  4. "Take Your Best Shot Now" (Coleman, Michael Bradford) – 4:05
  5. "Hick Chick" (Coleman, Rich) – 3:43
    • feat. Angela Hacker
  6. "Man with the Microphone" (Coleman, Rich) – 4:18
  7. "My Bowtie" (Coleman, Bobby Pinson) – 2:57
  8. "Cruise Control" (Coleman, Bob DiPiero) – 3:47
  9. "Paranoid Like Me ('Tis the Season of Discontent)" (Coleman, Rich) – 5:10
  10. "Blackneck Boogie" (Coleman) – 3:05
  11. "Hick Chick" (dance mix) (Coleman, Rich) – 3:46
  12. "I Play Chicken with the Train" (Barn Dance mix) (Coleman, Rich, Angie Aparo) – 4:17


As listed in liner notes.[3]

Tracks 1-11[edit]

Track 12[edit]

  • Paul Allen – electric guitar
  • Brian Barnett – drums
  • Larry Franklin – fiddle
  • James Pennebaker – electric guitar
  • Ethan Pilzer - bass guitar
  • John Rich (as J. Money) – harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Adam Shoenfeld – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Yudkin – fiddle

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 28
U.S. Billboard 200 153


  1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Black in the Saddle review". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Bell, Rick. "Black in the Saddle review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Black in the Saddle (CD insert). Cowboy Troy. Warner Bros. Records. 2007. 43233.