5) George Strait : Cowboys Like Us

George Strait 2013

Favorite Line or Lyric:
Cowboys like us sure do have fun | Racin’ the wind, chasin’ the sun |
Take the long way around back to square one

Overview:
The lyrics to this song really don’t make you work very hard. It’s a simple fun song about getting out on your bike and riding. My mom actually sent it to me during my motorcyle sojourn to Alaska in August 2017. Some may argue that a dual-sport motorcyle is not a “Steel Horse.” They’ll say that only Harley Davidson motorcycles need apply. I would argue what better machine to get off the pavement and onto to the trail, than a dual-sport machine.

Artist: George Straight, written by Bob DiPiero and Anthony Smith

Song: Cowboys Like Us

Genre: Country

Music Stuff: In 1986 Jon Bon Jovi released the definitive Steel Horse song for any self respecting Hair Metal fan; Dead or Alive. In a way, he was dabbling with is interest in country music. Seven years later Bob DiPiero and Anthony Smith came up with their own unique Steel Horse song. Their version would prove worthy of the great country singer, George Strait. While Bon Jovi sang about the road from the point of a musical, George’s song is all about bikers riding together. Making it the clear winner among Steel Horse Songs.

I chose to include the video of George singing it with Eric Church, because, similar to Bon Jovi interest in country music, Eric never shies away from his interest in rock.

Release Year: August 2003

Album(s): Honkytonkville | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honkytonkville

Video/Song: My Favorite Version of the song is, a live cut, with Eric Church at the AMA’s: Video

Full Lyrics: https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tyawqqo2faa22gjwek4t4pt2biu?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics

Image Attribution: By Bede735c (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0]

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