If I Was a Cowboy

Miranda Lambert sports Greeley Hat Works in her newest music video, showing girls everywhere that they, too, can be cowboys

Article by Caitlyn Olson

Photography by Various Photographers

Originally published in Greeley Lifestyle

“If I was a cowboy, I'd be the queen” is the famous line from the chorus of Miranda Lambert’s newest song “If I Was a Cowboy.” While the song’s lyrics, vocals, and style are enough to make any country music fan sing along, it's the local connection to the song that has Greeley residents on the edge of their seat. 

The music video for the hit song, “If I Was a Cowboy,” which after only two months had nearly two million views on YouTube, features a custom-created hat, made by Greeley Hat Works owner, Trent Johnson. The opening scene of the video, directed by Trey Fanjoy, presents Lambert rocking a full cowboy getup, untying her horse, and riding into the sunset with the one and only Greeley Hat Works proudly displayed atop her head. 

While Trent Johnson has been a proud Greeley representative to numerous big celebrity names, the connection with Lambert is particularly notable. Not because of the numerous awards she’s collected over the past two decades, or even her recently named 2022’s “Entertainer of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards, but because of her heart for giving back to communities and her role as a strong role model for women everywhere. 

In 2009, Lambert founded the MuttNation Foundation “to ensure that as many dogs as possible would have a safe and happy place to call home.” In 2021 alone, MuttNation donated over $250,000 to animal shelters across the country. Lambert is an advocate for adopting and fostering shelter dogs,  and volunteering at local shelters.  She consistently encourages her fans to give back in whatever ways they can. Beyond her desire to give back to local shelters and other community organizations, Lambert sets an example for girls by encouraging them to be themselves. 

Lambert once stated that the female vocalists she’s always admired are Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn. Though, over the years, Lambert herself has become a role model for young cowgirls everywhere. The country music superstar has long been a supporter for empowering young women through positive body image and says, “It’s ok to be yourself.” Lambert encourages young women to be comfortable in their own skin, no matter their shape or size, telling HuffPost Live, “It's all about who you are on the inside and what you stand for." Lambert’s example of body positivity and authenticity make her the perfect icon for Greeley cowgirls to admire. 

Miranda’s clothing and boot line, Idyllwind, inspires women to be “boss ladies” as “a brand for all the confident, adventurous, perfectly imperfect women” out there. Miranda’s clothing line reflects Lambert’s roots, style, and attitude focusing on comfort, fit and quality. Everything from apparel, accessories, and of course, cowboy boots are available at Bootbarn stores nationwide. “We always love seeing our community of beautiful boss ladies rocking Idyllwild; that always makes us smile,” Miranda quotes.

As you listen to Lambert’s “If I Was a Cowboy,” and watch the beautifully directed and designed music video,  look out for a Greeley Hat Works creation. And remember, in the words of Miranda Lambert herself: you too can be a cowboy and a queen. 

“If I Was a Cowboy” appears on Lambert’s album Palomino, debuting April 29th. 

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