Lainey Wilson and Ronnie Dunn teamed up for an epic, fiddle-soaked rendition of Brooks and Dunn’s “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” as part of Ronnie’s new Apple Music Sessions feature.
I’ve always loved this song, and hearing two incredible vocalists in Lainey and Ronnie belting it out here is something else.
What makes it even more poignant, though, is the fact that Lainey recently shared the news that her dad has been in the hospital recovering, after having emergency surgery due to Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Of course, the premise of the song is that cowgirls are tough and strong, and can get through the hardest stuff life might at them no matter what it is.
To that point, Lainey shared a post about the new duet, saying her daddy always taught her to get back on the horse every time it bucks her and hold on a little bit tighter the next time:
“Deddy has always told me that life’s tough…when a horse bucks ya off, ya best get back on & hold on.
I was so excited to join @RonnieDunn for ‘Cowgirls Don’t Cry’ during his @AppleMusic performance & it means more now than ever given everything going on with my deddy’s health.”
Knowing what Lainey’s going through right now just makes this performance with Ronnie on this song in particular just a little more special:
Deddy has always told me that lifes tough…when a horse bucks ya off, ya best get back on & hold on. I was so excited to join @RonnieDunn for “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” during his @AppleMusic performance & it means more now than ever given everything going on with my deddy’s health. pic.twitter.com/xpTU3MLP3k