I Can Still Make Cheyenne

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"I Can Still Make Cheyenne"
Single by George Strait
from the album Blue Clear Sky
B-side"Need I Say More"
ReleasedAugust 26, 1996
FormatCD single, 7" single
RecordedSeptember 28, 1995[1]
LabelMCA Nashville 55248
Songwriter(s)Aaron Barker, Erv Woolsey
Producer(s)Tony Brown, George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Carried Away"
"I Can Still Make Cheyenne"
"King of the Mountain"

"I Can Still Make Cheyenne" is a song written by Aaron Barker and Erv Woolsey, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in August 1996 as the third single from Strait's album Blue Clear Sky. The song also appears on 50 Number Ones. A live version can be heard on his album, For the Last Time: Live from the Astrodome, which came out in 2003. A DVD, with the same name, also features the song.


The song is about the life of a rodeo cowboy. The song begins with a phone call from a cowboy on the road to his love. He assures her that he is coming home. However, her tone alerts him that something is wrong. The chorus reveals that the woman has decided to leave him for another she feels is more reliable. The man replies that as much as this pains him, he will go on to Cheyenne, the most prestigious rodeo around. He was going to give up Cheyenne to be with her, one of the biggest sacrifices a cowboy could make, yet the moment he learned she had replaced him for another, he was quick to try to make Cheyenne. The cowboy does get to Cheyenne but it is revealed that when he does, it is his love that is still foremost on his mind. The song is about Lane Frost.

Chart positions[edit]

"I Can Still Make Cheyenne" debuted at number 74 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 24, 1996.

Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 61


  1. ^ Latest Greatest Sraitest Hits (CD). George Strait. MCA Nashville. 2000.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 9845." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 18, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1996". RPM. December 16, 1996. Retrieved July 20, 2013.

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