In April of 1989, Tammy Wynette released the song, “Thank The Cowboy For The Ride” (featured on her Next To You album). The song was recorded and released by Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005) and included in his 1990 album, Western Underground. Tammy’s version can be heard here, via YouTube.
"Of all the story songs ever presented to me, I thought that "Thank The Cowboy" was the most endearing." - Tammy Wynette