Coca-Cola Cowboy

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"Coca-Cola Cowboy"
Single by Mel Tillis
from the album Mr. Entertainer
B-side "Cottonmouth"
Released June 1979
Genre Country, Outlaw Country, roots country, Classic Country
Length 3:22
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Steve Dorff
Sandy Pinkard
Sam Atchley
Bud Dain
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Mel Tillis singles chronology
"Send Me Down to Tucson"
"Coca-Cola Cowboy"
"Blind in Love"
"Send Me Down to Tucson"
"Coca-Cola Cowboy"
"Blind in Love"

"Coca-Cola Cowboy" is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain, and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis. It was released in June 1979 as the first single from the album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the film, Every Which Way But Loose, starring Clint Eastwood and the film Bandit Goes Country (which also had Tillis in the film) starring Brian Bloom. "Coca-Cola Cowboy" was Tillis' fifth number one on the U.S. country singles chart, where it spent one week at the top and a total of eleven weeks on the chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 347. 
  2. ^ "Mel Tillis – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mel Tillis.
Preceded by
by Eddie Rabbitt
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

August 18, 1979
Succeeded by
"The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
by Charlie Daniels