Cowboys Like Us

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"Cowboys Like Us"
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Single by George Strait
from the album Honkytonkville
Released August 11, 2003
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:35
Label MCA Nashville 12236
Writer(s) Anthony Smith
Bob DiPiero
Producer(s) Tony Brown, George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa"
"Cowboys Like Us"

"Cowboys Like Us" is a song written by Bob DiPiero and Anthony Smith, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in August 2003 as the second single from his album Honkytonkville. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts.


The song is a ballad about cowboys who "ride out on steel horses with wheels" (motorcycles).

Critical reception[edit]

Thom Jurek reviewed the song favorably, saying that it could signal a return to outlaw country.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

"Cowboys Like Us" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 9, 2003. It reached number 2 on the country chart dated December 13, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 38

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 53


  1. ^ Allmusic: album review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 406–408. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  4. ^ "George Strait – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for George Strait.
  5. ^ "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 

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