Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy

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Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy
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Studio album by Chris LeDoux
Released July 20, 1992 (1992-07-20)
Genre Country
Length 32:16
Label Liberty
Producer Jimmy Bowen, Jerry Crutchfield
Chris LeDoux chronology
Western Underground
Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy
Under This Old Hat
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic - 4.5/5 stars[1]

Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy is an album released by American country music artist Chris LeDoux. It is his 24th album and his second for Liberty Records. "Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy" and "Cadillac Ranch" were released as singles. The first single, a duet with Garth Brooks, became his most successful single, reaching No. 7 on the Hot Country Songs chart in the U.S. and No. 5 in Canada. The second single reached No. 18 and No. 16 in the U.S. and Canada, respectively. The album peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 5 on the Canadian RPM country albums chart. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA.


Several of the songs on this album are re-recorded versions of songs from LeDoux's earlier albums. "Hooked on an 8 Second Ride", "Look at You Girl", and "Call of the Wild" were all originally featured on 1988's Chris Ledoux and the Saddle Boogie Band while "Little Long-Haired Outlaw" was from 1986's Wild and Wooly. "I'm Ready If You're Willing" is a cover of Johnny Horton's classic 1971 hit.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Call of the Wild" (Tony Bessire, Chris LeDoux) - 3:13
  2. "You Just Can't See Him from the Road" (Donnie Blanz, Ed Bruce, Judith Bruce) - 3:02
  3. "Little Long-Haired Outlaw" (LeDoux) - 4:15
  4. "Making Ends Meet" (Mark Elliot, Jamie Klee) - 3:13
  5. "Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy" (Garth Brooks, Mark D. Sanders) - 2:33
  6. "Hooked on an 8 Second Ride" (LeDoux) - 3:31
  7. "I'm Ready If You're Willing" (Vernon Claud, Jerry Organ) - 2:56
  8. "Look at You Girl" (Lanty Ross) - 3:10
  9. "Cadillac Ranch" (Chuck Jones, Chris Waters) - 2:52
  10. "Western Skies" (LeDoux) - 3:31
  11. "The Ol' Double Diamond" - 3:57

The Capitol Collection bonus track


As listed in liner notes[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 9
U.S. Billboard 200 65


  1. ^ Allmusic - review
  2. ^ Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy (CD). Chris LeDoux. Liberty Records. 1992. 123548.