This was originally recorded by Katrina Elan on her 2004 self-titled debut album. McEntire told Great American Country: "Katrina Elam co-wrote this song. I am a huge fan of Katrina Elam. She is one of the best singers I've ever heard. I asked Tony (Brown, producer) to ask Katrina if I could cut 'I Want a Cowboy.' She came in and sang some of the harmony on it too. It's a great kick-ass song that is good attitude. And I'm a cowgirl; I've rodeoed 10 years and I'm a third-generation rodeo brat, so I thought it was just perfect."