Cowboy Town

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Cowboy Town
Studio album by Brooks & Dunn
Released October 2, 2007
Genre Country
Length 43:27
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Kix Brooks
Tony Brown
Ronnie Dunn
Brooks & Dunn chronology
Hillbilly Deluxe
(2005)Hillbilly Deluxe2005
Cowboy Town
Playlist: The Very Best of Brooks & Dunn
(2008)Playlist: The Very Best of Brooks & Dunn2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Cowboy Town is the tenth studio album by country music duo Brooks & Dunn, released in 2007 (see 2007 in country music) by Arista Nashville. Produced by the duo and Tony Brown, the album has accounted for four Top 20 country singles on the Billboard country singles charts: "Proud of the House We Built," "God Must Be Busy," "Put a Girl in It," and "Cowgirls Don't Cry." The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard albums chart, selling 68,900 copies in the first week of release. To date it has sold over 400,000 copies.


As with all of Brooks & Dunn's albums since the late 1990s, this album features songs co-written by Terry McBride, former lead singer of McBride & The Ride. Texas country singer Jerry Jeff Walker is featured on "The Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker".

One of the McBride co-writes, "Proud of the House We Built," was issued in late 2007 as the lead-off single, and reached a peak of number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "God Must Be Busy" and "Put a Girl in It" were released as the album's second and third singles, respectively. "God Must Be Busy" peaked at number 11, while "Put a Girl in It" reached number 3. "Cowgirls Don't Cry," another McBride co-write, was released as the fourth and final single. After the duo performed the song with Reba McEntire (who was also the song's inspiration) at the Country Music Association awards in November 2008, a re-recording with McEntire's vocals was shipped to radio, and from November 2008 onward, the song was credited to Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire.[2] It was the highest-peaking single from Cowboy Town, reaching a peak of number 2.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cowboy Town" Ronnie Dunn, Larry Boone, Paul Nelson 3:19
2. "Proud of the House We Built" Dunn, Marv Green, Terry McBride 3:47
3. "Johnny Cash Junkie (Buck Owens Freak)" Dunn, Boone, Nelson 2:58
4. "Cowgirls Don't Cry" (featuring Reba McEntire) Dunn, McBride 3:41
5. "Put a Girl in It" Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip 3:29
6. "The Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker" (featuring Jerry Jeff Walker) Kix Brooks, Bob DiPiero 3:41
7. "Tequila" Dunn, McBride 2:48
8. "Drop in the Bucket" Brooks, DiPiero 4:26
9. "Drunk on Love" Darrell Brown, Radney Foster 3:53
10. "Chance of a Lifetime" Brooks, DiPiero 3:51
11. "American Dreamer" Brooks, Brett Beavers, Don Cook 3:41
12. "God Must Be Busy" Clint Daniels, Michael P. Heeney 3:53


Brooks & Dunn
Additional Musicians

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2007) Peak
Australian ARIA Charts 23
Australian Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 13
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2007 "Proud of the House We Built" 4 57 60
"God Must Be Busy" 11 78 92
2008 "Put a Girl in It" 3 54 62
"Cowgirls Don't Cry" (with Reba McEntire) 2 44 49