Throwback Thursday ‘Cowboy’ by Kid Rock (1999)
"Cowboy" by Kid Rock was off of his album, Devil Without a Cause.
"Cowboy" was dubbed the first country rap song. Billboard and Kid Rock, himself, described his sound as a mixture of Run DMC and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Kid Rock was sued in 2002 by the group Boys Don't Cry. They alleged that Kid Rock stole "Cowboy" from their song, "I Wanna Be A Cowboy."
The Houston Press named "Cowboy" one of the ten worst songs about cowboys ever.
The magazine Cowboys & Indians alleges that "Cowboy" changed country music and that artists like Jason Aldean and Big & Rich, among others, were influenced by the song's country rap style.
"Cowboy" went to #5 on Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks, #10 on Mainstream Rock Tracks, but only #82 on the Hot 100.
Did you spot Uncle Kracker or Gary Coleman or Ron Jeremy in the music video?