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Album: Cowboy's Back In TownReleased: 2010
This double-entendre filled cut is the opening track from American Country music artist Trace Adkins' ninth studio album, Cowboy's Back In Town . Casey Beathard, Kenny Beard and Rivers Rutherford wrote the song.
Adkins told The Boot
why he decided to record this tune: "The first time I heard this song it made me laugh," he said with smile. "They played it for me without pitching it to me to record. I just said, 'I'm putting it on my album.' That was the end of that!"
The song is actually the punch line to a sexual joke — the online Urban Dictionary refers to "brown chicken brown cow" as "an onomatopoeic imitation of the guitar riff commonly used in 1970's porn movies." Despite its adult-themed lyrical content, Atkins was not afraid to release this as the second single from his Cowboy's Back In Town. "I kinda pushed for that to be the first single," from his new album, he told GAC. "I said, 'Let's just throw a hand grenade in the room right off the get-go.' I said, 'It's a dangerous record. I know that, but I'm not afraid of it.' Everybody else by committee was kinda like 'Oh, I don't know about that.'"
The song caused quite a stir among Adkins' fans, but the criticism fell on deaf ears. "The purists and the traditionalists all think that I'm such an embarrassment to this genre," he told CMT. "It just makes them projectile vomit. The idea that I'm actually a Grand Ole Opry member and put out this vile, heathenistic, s--t. Yeah, so what?"He added: "I do what I want to do. I've got five daughters and a beautiful wife, and if I can look at myself in the mirror at night and know that I haven't done anything to bring any disgrace or disappointment upon them, then I'm good. Anybody else that has a problem with it, then that's your problem."