Cover Photo: David Abbott
Ben Gallaher released a new single titled “Still a Few Cowboys Left” on August 26th, which was, in my opinion, one of the most stacked New Music Fridays of the year with incredible new music from Hardy & Lainey Wilson, Kameron Marlowe, Muscadine Bloodline, Sean Stemaly, and more. Gallaher’s “Still a Few Cowboys Left” was easily one of the best releases this week.
Kevin Costner in Yellowstone and Tim McGraw in 1883 have had everyone and their brother wishing they were a cowboy no matter how much of a city boy they are. I can promise you that this song will make you wish you were a cowboy just as badly. The crazy thing is… it’s not even really about cowboys…well, it is but it isn’t.
With the help of co-writers Neil Thrasher and Tony Martin, Gallaher showcases his astounding songwriting and his unique, gravelly voice with a country rock sound that is a mix of Nickelback, Hinder, and a little bit of Brantley Gilbert. He describes the lifestyle of a cowboy with lyrics such as “every day at sundown he rides fences, checking gates and stretching barbed wire, and after all the holes are mended, he lays his head back on his saddle by a fire”. “Still a Few Cowboys Left” is meant to celebrate the defining characteristics of a cowboy and how it is a certain way of living. Cowboys have grit, integrity, and character. To Gallaher, being a cowboy is not defined by how you look or where you live, but by how you are as a person. Everybody has or should have a little bit of cowboy in them. And by God, this song actually has me thinking I should’ve been a cowboy.
Cowboys treat people right, and they make faith, family, and hard work the roots of their life, and that is exactly what Ben is trying to express in this incredible new single. Gallaher also released b-side “Quote the Bible” along with “Still a Few Cowboys Left”. I highly recommend pouring a glass or 6 of whiskey neat (if you want to be a cowboy) and put this song on replay.
Listen to Ben Gallaher’s “Still a Few Cowboys Left” HERE
Songwriters: Ben Gallaher, Neil Thrasher, Tony Martin