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LISTEN: Andy Hedges, “Roll On, Cowboys”

Feb 27, 2023

LISTEN: Andy Hedges,

Artist: Andy Hedges
Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
Song: “Roll On, Cowboys”
Album: Roll On, Cowboys
Release Date: February 24, 2023

In Their Words: “‘Roll On, Cowboys’ was written by East Texas songwriter Bob Campbell who has written songs for the likes of Chris LeDoux and Red Steagall. It’s a tribute to the cowboys who went up the trail in the 1870s and 1880s. But, it’s also an anthem for the cowboy culture that has continued to the present day on working ranches in the West. I couldn’t have brought the song to life without the amazing Brigid Reedy on fiddle and my pard Brenn Hill on the duet vocals. Bob wrote this song after reading firsthand trail driving accounts in The Trail Drivers of Texas (edited by J. Marvin Hunter) and We Pointed ‘Em North by ‘Teddy Blue’ Abbott. For the lyric in the chorus, Bob found inspiration from a quote from Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry when Augustus McCrae tells Woodrow Call: ‘If a thousand Comanches had cornered us in some gully and wiped us out, like the Sioux just done Custer, they’d write songs about us for a hundred years.’”Andy Hedges

Photo Credit: Kevin Martini-Fuller

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LISTEN: Andy Hedges,
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