HistoryGalactic Cowboys, whose name is a nod to NASA's and cowboys' presence in the band's home state of Texas, was a Christian hard rock band with more critical acclaim than sales. The band managed to veer between commercialism and progressiveness during its career.
Galactic Cowboys was first heard through the Why Can't You Believe In Me demo of 1989. This demo led to a major recording contract with Geffen. The band opened for King's X and Dream Theater. Yet, and for the aforementioned reasons, the act was dropped following Space In Your Face and migrated to Metal Blade - not before losing a guitarist and splitting for a short period however. Coincidentally the pre-Galactic Cowboys band Awful Truth had an album on Metal Blade in 1989.
The band called it a day in early 2000. The band members were critical of Metal Blade. Colvin formed a band called Crunchy and Huggins became a soundman. Incidentally, Huggins is related to Eric Singer of Kiss.
Texas-based band Galactic Cowboys reunited in the spring of 2009 for three concerts that August in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The band was back and had signed with Mascot in 2017. The band's original line-up of singer Ben Huggins, guitarist Dane Sonnier, bassist Monty Colvin and drummer Alan Doss would release its first album in almost two decades, called Long Way Back To The Moon, on November 17th.