[LIST] Have You Heard These 16 Songs That Name-Drop Cheyenne?
Nashville and Memphis may be the most mentioned cities in country music, but Cheyenne has its fair share of twanging serenades that name-drop our city. After diving into some musical history spanning over a century, I was surprised to discover songs I'd never heard mentioning the Magic City of the Plains.
DID YOU KNOW? The Memphis Rock n' Soul Museum claims that 'Memphis' is included in recorded music lyrics more than any other city in the world. The museum claims over 1,000 songs mention the Bluff City in their lyrics.
Any Cheyenne resident worth their salt knows the most celebrated anthems featuring the city. I am, of course, talking about the legendary refrains of Garth Brooks' 'Beaches of Cheyenne,' George Strait's 'I Can Still Make Cheyenne,' and Chris LeDoux's 'Photo Finish.'
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But have you heard a century-old melody about the Magic City? Did you know John Denver name-dropped the city into one of his songs? Scattered throughout country music history (and the occasional rock song) are ballads and serenades immortalizing Cheyenne in their lyrics.
DID YOU KNOW? Wyoming has a state song entitled 'Wyoming Where I Belong.' Listen to it here.
The next time you need a locally-themed playlist, we've got you covered. Keep reading to explore the musical history featuring Cheyenne.
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You've made it to the end of our Cheyenne playlist. What was your favorite song on the list? Did you discover any new tunes? And, most importantly, did we miss any songs about Cheyenne? Let us know in the app!