“Cowboys are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other” ft. Willie Nelson is a wild ride for Orville Peck

Orville Peck's cover photo for "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other"

Ever wonder why all chaps are in fact assless? Orville Peck is here to give us the answer. 

“Say, what do you think all them saddles and boots was about?”

Adding his own flair to a beloved LGBTQ+ country anthem, Orville Peck has always marched to the beat of his own drum in the world of country music. He teamed up with the legendary Willie Nelson for “Cowboys are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other”. His first release since signing with Warner Records

The music video featuring Orville and Willie has also been released alongside the single. Peck’s announcement of his upcoming project, Stampede, adds to the buzz, promising a series of duets with his closest pals.

Watch The Music Video For “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other”

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First laid down by Ned Sublette in 1981, this tune got a big boost when ally and living legend, Willie Nelson, took a swing at it in 2006, catapulting it into the limelight. Despite the controversy, the song sparked discussions about LGBTQ+ representation in country music and pushed boundaries within the genre.

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When Willie Nelson invited the masked cowboy to put their spin on it together, the Stampede duets project was born. And even more … Peck rocked the house with this song at Willie’s 90th birthday bash at the Hollywood Bowl last year!

“Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other” is like a sly wink and tip of the cowboy hat … it’s cheeky, catchy, and just a tad rebellious.

With a twangy melody and clever lyrics, it’s a playful anthem celebrating love in unspoken places. Think “Brokeback Mountain”.

It’s the kind of song that’ll have you tapping your boots and grinning knowingly, all while challenging traditional notions of masculinity when you think about cowboys, with a mischievous grin. 

Listen To “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other”

This latest release, “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other,” marks his first new track since the success of Orville’s acclaimed sophomore album, Bronco, back in 2022. Known for his innovative storytelling and boundary-breaking music, this enigmatic artist has always kept fans guessing.

His self-produced debut album, Pony, which dropped in 2019, garnered widespread praise and featured hit singles like “Dead of Night” and “Take You Back.

Cowboy Cover Boy

By the time Bronco galloped onto the scene, Peck had already secured his spot in the country music world and beyond. And now, with his upcoming cover feature in Spring/Summer Man About Town, he’s riding high!

Don’t let this chance pass you by—grab your pre-order for the issue today here.

Catch Orville On Tour This Summer! 

Orville Peck is hitting the road on his headlining Stampede tour. Tickets are on sale now you don’t want to miss his Canadian dates. Get your tickets here

7/3 — Toronto, ON — Budweiser Stage
7/4 — Ottawa, ON — Ottawa Bluesfest
7/8 — Vancouver, BC — Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre 
7/10 — Edmonton, AB — Midway 
7/11 — Edmonton, AB — Midway 
7/14 — Winnipeg, MB — Winnipeg Folk Festival

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Front Porch Music Contributor Meghan MacKay
Meghan MacKay

Grew up with the top down listening to Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney on high. TikTok-ing and Chair Rocking for Front Porch Music. You can find me belting out lyrics at any concert I can attend. @megcmackay on TikTok

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