What the Cowgirls Do

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"What the Cowgirls Do"
Vince Gill Cowgirls single.png
Single by Vince Gill
from the album When Love Finds You
B-side "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
Released July 4, 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Country
Length 3:03
Label MCA
Writer(s) Vince Gill, Reed Nielsen
Producer(s) Tony Brown
Vince Gill singles chronology
"Whenever You Come Around"
"What the Cowgirls Do"
"When Love Finds You"

"What the Cowgirls Do" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Vince Gill. It was released in July 1994 as the second single from the album When Love Finds You. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] It was written by Gill and Reed Nielsen.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that the it contains an "effortless groove and Gill's snappy Telecaster licks."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Lloyd Miller and premiered in July 1994. It featured appearances by Calvert DeForest.

Chart performance[edit]

"What the Cowgirls Do" debuted at number 71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 9, 1994.

Chart (1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 6
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 8


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 135. 
  2. ^ Billboard, July 9, 1994
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2598." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 19, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Vince Gill – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Vince Gill.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1994: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Whisper My Name"
by Randy Travis
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 19, 1994
Succeeded by
"XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)"
by Trisha Yearwood