This was a fun little project that ended up taking me a couple of hours because the more I could think of and the more I could find led me to another one.

You know how when a TV show or maybe a movie acknowledges Western New York or is set in Buffalo, New York, we love it. We can't wait to tell everyone and we get super excited. The same exact thing happens when Buffalo gets mentioned in a song. Everyone knows the song 'Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy' by Big & Rich. Now, when we see Big & Rich and you personally tell them 'welcome to Buffalo', they will respond 'Chippewa's where we go!!' That line in their hit song is a nod to the Buckin' Buffalo back in the day.

I've been meaning to do this for some time, so if you're a major country fan you may notice that there are a bunch of 'Buffalo' references in songs to The Queen City itself. The older the songs get, the more references there seem to be.

Remember any of these? Any I can add to the list?

  • 1

    Big And Rich – Coming To Your City

    And rocked it out
    And Chippewa's where we go
    When we're up in Buffalo
    Don't you know those yankees drink enough to DROWN

  • 2

    Lyle Lovett – Natural Forces

    We loaded up in Buffalo
    Took 90 South down to Ohio
    On 80 West I'm Frisco-bound
    An' when I get there I'll turn back around

  • 3

    Johnny Cash – I've Been Everywhere

    Travel, I've had my share, man
    I've been everywhere
    I've been to, Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto,
    Winslow
  • 4

    The Carter Family – Cannonball

  • 5

    Blue Rodeo – What Am I Doing Here?

    This one is written entirely about the Erie County Fair...

    On this useless night
    With you so far away
    I stand in front of this ferris wheel
    And I wonder what am I doing here
    And I wonder what am I doing here

    And all the drunks just stumble by

  • 6

    Jimmy Buffett--Manana

    She said I can't go back to America soon

    It's so goddamn cold it's gonna snow until June

    Yeah, they're freezin' up in Buffalo stuck in their cars

    And I'm lyin' here 'neath the sun and the stars.

  • 7

    Willie Nelson--Me And Paul

    On a package show in Buffalo with us
    And Kitty Wells and Charlie Pride
    The show was long and we're just sittin' there
    And we'd come to play and not just for the ride

  • 8

    Jake Owen--Keepin' It Country

    Lookin' around it's good to see
    Everybody out there keepin' it country

    From Muscle Shoals to Santa Rosa
    Bakersfield to Tullahoma
    Baton Rouge up to Buffalo
    Anywhere that you might call home

  • 9

    George Strait--How 'Bout Them Cowgirls

    I felt the rush of the Rio Grande into Yellowstone
    And I've seen first-hand Niagra Falls
    And the lights of Vegas
    I've criss-crossed down to Key Biscayane
    And Chi-town via Bangor, Maine