Brooks & Dunn’s Song
American country music duo Brooks & Dunn recorded the song “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” featuring Reba McEntire and was then released in October 2008. Their song became the fourth single from their studio album, Cowboy Town, under Arista Nashville.
In addition, four singles from the album entered the charts and ranked top 20 on the Billboard country singles. Those singles were “Proud of the House We Built,” “God Must Be Busy,” “Put a Girl in It,” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.”
The album has sold 68,900 copies in its first week of release and up to now, it ranges up to 400,00 copies sold worldwide. In addition, the album reached number 13 on the Billboard album chart and hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country songs.
About the Song
Dunn, one of the writers of the song, had shared how the song became a hit. One day, as Dunn was walking along in a Lowa State Fair he saw the catalog “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” printed on a T-shirt. Dunn together with McBride was on the bus and when they started talking about what he saw earlier, they also started talking about Reba while hearing her talk about how she grew up.
“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” comes with a fiddle intro and lyrically, the song tells a female character who has faced hardships in her life. In the first verse, she is a little girl who always falls off from her pony while riding on it and have not cried even once. On the second verse, a little girl became an adult and had a husband. Her husband is having an affair and again she has not cried. On the third verse of the song, the girl discovered that her father is dying and while she was talking with her father, he tells her,
“Cowgirl, don’t cry.”