The Rodeo is one of America’s greatest pastimes and it is no secret that many songs have been written to describe the life of the rodeo cowboy, the sacrifices made, and the dangers of performing in the sport. Rodeo songs are almost as old as the rodeo itself, however, some artists have touched our lives with their renditions that depict the rodeo way of life. Some rodeo songs pump us up, some touch our hearts, and others leave us somber as they describe the obsession that often accompanies the rodeo lifestyle. We took a long, hard look to find some of the best rodeo songs that were written specifically about the sport itself (or at least have a rodeo theme to them in the lyrics).
Here are 7 classic gems that make us fall in love with country music all over again, and remind us that it takes a certain kind of cowboy to lend his heart to the rodeo.