The Bronco Billy
soundtrack was produced by Snuff Garrett, who came up with the title "Cowboys And Clowns." He brought in the songwriters Steve Dorff
, Larry Herbstritt and Gary Harju to write the song and some others for the film. They thought it would work well to open the film, but Clint Eastwood, who was very particular about the music in his movies, decided it should be over the end credits. Dorff, Garrett and Milton Brown wrote another song called "Bronco Billy" that was used in the opening credits and also recorded by Ronnie Milsap.