This song made a huge impact on the pre-teen Taylor Swift. Writing in a 2019 Elle UK essay
about the role that pop music has played in her life, Swift recalled:
"To this day, when I hear 'Cowboy Take Me Away' by the Dixie Chicks, I instantly recall the feeling of being 12 years old, sitting in a little wood-paneled room in my family home in Pennsylvania.
I'm clutching a guitar and learning to play the chords and sing the words at the same time, rehearsing for a gig at a coffee house."