From ‘Wild Horses’ by The Rolling Stones to ‘She’s Country’ by Jason Aldean, I repeated these cowgirl songs over and over while working on In the Reins.
The thirty-something tunes I’ve compiled in my "For the Cowgirl in Us" playlist on my YouTube channel certainly made my spurs jingle and helped fuel my imagination as I developed McKennon and Devon's story.
Here are 6 of my favorites cowgirl songs from the playlist. I think you'll find that the music is perfect for jamming to in your truck with the windows rolled down as you trailer your precious cargo to the next horse show. Happy listening!
1. Cowboy Take Me Away by The Dixie Chicks
I said, cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above and closer to you
Closer to you
2. Cowgirls Don’t Cry by Brooks & Dunn
Cowgirls don't cry
Ride, baby, ride
Lessons in life are going to show you in time
Soon enough your gonna know why
It's gonna hurt every now and then
If you fall get back on again
Cowgirls don't cry
3. Cowboys and Angels by Dustin Lynch
We ride side by side
A cloud of dust, a ray of light
My touch is her temptation
Her kiss is my salvation
She's sweet, I'm wild, we're dangerous
Cowboys and angels
4. Rodeo Road by Holly Williams
From a stick horse to a quarter horse
The saddle has been my home
I've always walked
In leather boots
I've always rode alone
5. Ride by Cary Brothers
If I told you you were right
Would you take my hand tonight?
If I told you the reasons why
Would you leave your life and ride?
6. Wild Child by Kenny Chesney
Keeps my heart and her hair a mess
She goes where the wind suggests she goes, who knows
Got a spirit that can't be tamed
She's a calico pony on an open plain
I know I'll never be the same no more, for sure
She's a wild child
Got a rebel soul with a whole lot of gypsy wild style
I hope you enjoyed this sampling! Want more? Visit the full “For the Cowgirl In Us” playlist on YouTube. Everything is better when music is involved! I love to listen to music when I write ... all kinds of music ... what I listen to depends on my mood. Some days it's classical, sometimes it’s a movie soundtrack, other days it’s jazz or classic rock, and a lot of the time it was country when I was writing In The Reins.
If you enjoyed the music featured in this blog post be sure to gallop on over to my YouTube channel and visit the unofficial soundtrack to McKennon and Devon's story too. The songs compiled in the "Songs that Inspired In The Reins" playlist were my close companions while writing In The Reins.
I am so excited about the journey this series is taking me on! As McKennon and Devon’s story continues, I will be sharing sneak peeks, updates and new release info on my blog for readers that can’t wait to find out what happens next for the handsome cowboy and his wannabe cowgirl.
Books by Carly Kade
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing about horses makes her spurs jingle!