California Cowboys


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R. W. Smith and the California Cowboys deliver a powerful sound, with the clear punch of tight three-part harmonies. And such rowdy, foot stompin’ original songs as “We Ride’ em We Rope’ em” and “Double Shot of Hank”, it’s easy to see this band will always go over in a big way with any audience. As lead singer and song-writer, R.W. is the polished showman. He dances and jokes with the audience while delivering top billing entertainment. Together with drummer Hal Atkinson (CCMA’s Drummer of the year, 1994), guitar player Gary Potterton ( producer of “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”. bass player, Cary Atkinson and legendary Steel Guitarist, Bobby Black. These fine musicians form one of California’s most successful country-western bands. With a solid draw and non-stop show, promoters and sponsors know the Cowboys can fill the seats with cheering audiences.


The Cowboys have appeared on concert billings with such country favorites as Alabama, The Judds, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, George Jones, Joe Diffe, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, The Bellamy Brothers, Pam Tillis, Travis Tritt, Doug Stone, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many other country stars. They have appeared frequently at many of Nevada’s top casino’s, including Harvey’s South Lake Tahoe, The Peppermill & John Asquaga’s Nugget. They have also appeared at many of California’s largest fairs, Cal Expo (Sacramento), the Sonoma-Marin County fair & the Stanislaus county fair, to name a few. No strangers to large crowds, the Cowboys have performed at AT&T Park, the Oakland Coliseum, the Cow Palace, the Shoreline Amphitheater, the Concord Pavilion, and the Gilroy Garlic Festival. If you have a special event, the Cowboys can help make it a successful & memorable one!

California Cowboys

Song list

4 to 1 Atlanta

A little Too Late

Acting Single, Drinking Double

Ah Ah Song

Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘til the sun comes up)

Ain’t Livin’ Long

Ain’t Much Fun (since I quit Drinking)

All the Good Ones

Amarillo by Morning


American Honky Tonk Bar Assoc.

Angel Flyin’ to close to the ground

Annies Song

Baby’s Got her Blue Jeans on (Mel McDaniels)

Bad Moon Risin’

Be My Baby Tonight

Beautiful Mess

Mustang Sally

Beer Goggles

Better Things To Do

Big City


Blue Boy

Blue Clear Sky

Blue Moon

Blues eyes Cryin’ in the Rain

Boot Scootin’ Boogie

Born To Be Wild


Brick House

Broken Heartsville

Brown eyed Girl

Brown Sugar

By the Time I get To Phoenix

Cadillac Ranch

Chair, The


China Grove

City Lights

Come Monday

Corn Don’t Grow

Country Club

Country Roads

Cowboy Rides Away


Crazy for Leaving

Cumberland Road

Dancin’ in the Street

Decline of Husbands and Wives

Delta Dawn

Devil Went Down to Georgia

Do Ya

Don’t Be Cruel

Don’t Rock the Jukebox

Don’t Take the Girl

Down in the Boon Docks

Down on the Corner

Drinkin’ Bone

Drivin’ My Life Away

Dust On the Bottle

Easy on the Eye

Every River

Fast as You

Frinds in Low Places

Garden Party

Get My Drink On

Giving Water to a Drowning Man

Go On (George Strait)

Gone Country

Good Hearted Women

Good Love


Guitars, Cadillac’s

Hard on the Heart

Harper Valley P.T.A

Have Mercy

Heads Carolina

Hey Good Lookin’

Honky Tonk Man

Honky Tonk Women

Hot Rod Lincoln

Hound Dog

How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls


How do You Like me Know

How Long Gone

Husbands and Wives

I Left Something Turned On at Home

I Like a Man (who’s crazy about me)

I Like, I Love it

I Walk the Line

I want to Kiss You All Over

I’m a Ramblin Man (Waylon Jennings

I’m From the Country

It’s All Been Done

Jail House Rock


Jet Airline

Jose’ Cuervo (you are a friend of mine0

Jumpin Jack Flash

Just to see you Smile

Kansas City

Katie Wants a Fast One

King of the Road

King of the Road

Kiss you all Over

La Bamba

Let it Rip

Lil’ Piece of my Heart

Listen to the Music

Little Green Apples

Little Sister

Live Like you were Dying (Tim McGraw)



Long Black Veil

Long Neck Bottle

Long Train Runnin’

Louie Louie

Love Bug

Love Me Tender

Love Potion #9

Love Somebody like You (Keith Urban)

Lovestick Blues


Mary Lou

Me and Bobby McGee

Mercury Blues

Midnight Hour

My Best Friends Girl

Neon Moon

Oakie from Muskogee

Old Enough to Know Better

Old Time Rock and Roll

On A Good Night

On and On

On Broadway

On the Road Again

One More Day

Only Hell My Mamma Ever Raised

Pancho and Lefty

Papa Loved Mama

Please Come to Boston

Poke Salad Annie

Pretty Woman

Proud Mary

Pump it up

Ramblin’ Fever

Ring of Fire

Rock Yourself to Sleep

Rockin’ Me Babe

Rocky Mtn. Way

Rocky Top

Ruby Don’t Take Your Love

San Antonio Rose

She’ll Leave You with a Smile

She’s got the Rhythm

Shift Work

Should Have Been a Cowboy

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Silver Wings

Six Days on the Road

Smooth (Santana)

So Good in Love

Something Like That (Tim McGraw)

South of the Border

Spiders ad Snakes

Stand by Me

Stand by your Man


Start Me Up

Straight Tequila Night

Strawberry Wine

Suspicious Minds

Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Chicago

Swing Town


Taking Care of Business

Tennessee Waltz

Tequilla Makes her Clothes Fall Off (Joe Nichols)

Texas Sized Heartache

The Dance

The Fireman

The Gambler

The Wheel

Third Rate Romance

Three Steps

Too Much of a Good thing (Alan Jackson)

Travelin’ Man


Truck Drvin Man

Tulsa Time


Walkin’ after Midnight

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Watermelon Crawl

Wheel in the Sky

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Whiskey Road

Who’s Cheating Who?

Workin’ for a Living

Workin’ Man Blues

You are the World (Brad Paisley)

You Really Got Me

Your Love Is Like a River







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