Like a Cowboy

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

"Like a Cowboy"
Single by Randy Houser
from the album How Country Feels
ReleasedMay 19, 2014 (2014-05-19)
Recorded2013
GenreCountry
Length4:21
LabelStoney Creek
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Derek George
Randy Houser singles chronology
"Goodnight Kiss"
(2013)
"Like a Cowboy"
(2014)
"We Went"
(2015)

"Like a Cowboy" is a song recorded by American country music artist Randy Houser. It was released in May 2014 as the fourth single from his third studio album, How Country Feels.[1] Houser wrote the song with Brice Long.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received a favorable review from Taste of Country, which called it "a pure, unencumbered vocal showcase" and "for country fans who just like to hear a great vocalist at his best."[3] The song was nominated for CMA Song of the Year and earned its RIAA Gold certification for more than 500,000 sales and on-demand stream units.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Dustin Rikert and premiered in June 2014.[4] It was filmed at Old Tucson Studios in Tucson, Arizona.[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Like a Cowboy" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of June 7, 2014.[6] It also debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 28, 2014. The song has sold 452,000 copies in the US as of March 2019.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014–2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 87
Canada Country (Billboard)[9] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 62
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 3
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 9

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 83
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 87
Chart (2015) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[15] 42
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[16] 61

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reuter, Annie (May 16, 2014). "Randy Houser Stands Up for Songwriters & Details New Single 'Like A Cowboy'". radio.com. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  2. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (April 17, 2014). "Randy Houser Talks 'Kiss' Success, Tees Up Next Single 'Like a Cowboy'". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Randy Houser, 'Like a Cowboy' [Listen]". Taste of Country. July 13, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Thompson, Gayle (June 30, 2014). "Randy Houser Releases Video for 'Like a Cowboy'". The Boot. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Conaway, Alanna (June 30, 2014). "Randy Houser Releases new "Like A Cowboy" Music Video". Roughstock. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (May 30, 2014). "Brantley Gilbert Tops Album Chart With Just as I Am". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 9, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: March 11, 2019". Roughstock. Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Randy Houser Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 15, 2014" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 15, 2014. p. 17. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  14. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  15. ^ "Best of 2015: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  16. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Randy Houser – Like a Cowboy". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, 2016.