Cowboy Town is the tenth and final studio album by country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released October 2, 2007 (see 2007 in country music) on Arista Nashville. Produced by the duo and Tony Brown, the album has accounted for four singles on the Billboard country singles charts: "Proud of the House We Built", "God Must Be Busy", "Put a Girl in It", and "Cowgirls Don't Cry". All of these singles have been Top Ten hits on the charts, except for "God Must Be Busy" which peaked at #11. The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard albums chart, selling 68,900 copies in the first week of release. To date it has sold over 400,000 copies.
As with all of Brooks & Dunn's albums since the late 1990s, this album features songs co-written by Terry McBride, former lead singer of McBride & The Ride. Texas country singer Jerry Jeff Walker is featured on "The Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker".
One of the McBride co-writes, "Proud of the House We Built", was issued in late 2007 as the lead-off single, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Following it were "God Must Be Busy" at #11 and "Put a Girl in It" at #3. "Cowgirls Don't Cry", another McBride co-write, was issued in mid-2008 as the fourth single. After the duo performed the song with Reba McEntire (who was also the song's inspiration) at the Country Music Association awards in November 2008, a re-recording with McEntire's vocals was shipped to radio, and from November 2008 onward, the song was credited to Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire. This single has reached Top Ten on the country charts as well with a peak of number two.
"Cowboy Town" (Larry Boone, Paul Nelson, Ronnie Dunn) - 3:19
"Proud of the House We Built" (Dunn, Marv Green, Terry McBride) - 3:47
"Johnny Cash Junkie (Buck Owens Freak)" (Boone, Nelson, Dunn) - 2:58
"Cowgirls Don't Cry" (Dunn, McBride) - 3:41
"Put a Girl in It" (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip) - 3:29
"The Ballad of Jerry Jeff Walker" (Kix Brooks, Bob DiPiero) - 3:41
feat. Jerry Jeff Walker
"Tequila" (Dunn, McBride) - 2:48
"Drop in the Bucket" (Brooks, DiPiero) - 4:26
"Drunk on Love" (Darrell Brown, Radney Foster) - 3:53
"Chance of a Lifetime" (Brooks, DiPiero) - 3:51
"American Dreamer" (Brooks, Brett Beavers, Don Cook) - 3:41
"God Must Be Busy" (Clint Daniels, Michael P. Heeney) - 3:53