“You Don’t Have To Be A Country Boy To Sing A Country Song” Lyrics

Well, I’ve been living in the city for fifteen years
And I’ve been working at the same old job
I drive a truck for a living, and it’s honest work
But I’ve got to be moving on

I’ve saved a little money, and I’ve got a little honey
To help me sing the harmonies
I feel the radio needs a lot of good songs
And there’s a song inside of me

You don’t have to be a country boy to sing a country song
You don’t need the rhinestone cowboy outfit to feel that you belong
You don’t have to look like Elvis or wear a cowboy hat
Roy Clark, Buck Owens, and Johnny Rodriguez are living proof of that

Barbi Benton used to be the cover girl in the Playboy magazine
She had the prettiest eyes and the prettiest smile I think that I’ve ever seen
She went on down to Nashville and got herself a part on a TV show
And now the DJs have taken Barbi off their walls, and they put her on the radio

You don’t have to be a country boy to sing a country song
You don’t need the rhinestone cowboy outfit to feel that you belong
You don’t have to look like Elvis or wear a cowboy hat
Roy Clark, Buck Owens, and Johnny Rodriguez are living proof of that

Now every week, you can see me singing on the Grand Ole Opry Show
With stars like Charley Pride, Webb Pierce, Glen Campbell, and Hank Snow
I like to thank my fans and friends who all believed in me
You see, my record goes to number one next week, it’s made a country star of me

So you don’t have to be a country boy to sing a country song
You don’t need the rhinestone cowboy outfit to feel that you belong
You don’t have to look like Elvis or wear a cowboy hat

Personnel

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Singles

  • (Hey Ra Ra Ra) Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse / You Don’t Have To Be A Country Boy To Sing A Country Song (1978)