This One’s for the Girls: Jon Pardi answers George Strait’s "The Cowboy Rides Away"

Capitol Nashville Jon Pardi plans to put out a new track every month until his Heartache Medication album arrives on September 27. The first one, “Ain’t Always the Cowboy,” came out on Friday.

While George Strait famously proclaimed, “This is where the cowboy rides away” in his #5 hit from 1985, Jon’s new song asserts that sometimes women don't want to stick around either.

“It ain’t always the cowboy that ain’t got a lot of hang around/Ain’t got no settle down in their boots/Gone’s just what they do,” Jon sings.

“That restless, runnin’, searchin’ for somethin’/Leavin’ love in the dust of a midnight Chevrolet/It ain’t always the cowboy that rides away,” the chorus finishes.

“Shout-out to all the women out there chasing their dreams,” Jon added in an Instagram post about the song.

“Ain’t Always the Cowboy” is available to stream or download now, or you can check out an audio-only version on YouTube.

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