On this back in 1993, Toby Keith‘s self-titled debut album was released in 1993. “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” was his debut single. On June 5, 1993, it reached number one on the US Hot Country Songs chart and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.
It has received more than three million spins on country radio, making it the most-played country song of the 1990s.
The song was formerly a staple following sporting events at Oklahoma State University (home of the Cowboys), often played over the venue’s PA system several times in succession as fans emptied the stadium or arena.
Also, the song was used for a highlight video of the 1992 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl winning season.