WATCH: Megan Moroney Joins Forces With Brooks & Dunn For Epic Rendition Of ‘Cowgirls Don’t Cry’

Moroney filled in for Reba McEntire, who originally appears on the song with Brooks & Dunn.

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Lauren Jo Black

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June 14, 2023

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Brooks & Dunn, Megan Moroney; Photo by Jeff Johnson, Courtesy Megan Moroney Instagram

Megan Moroney earned a spot on Brooks & Dunn’s REBOOT 2023 Tour and recently had the opportunity to share the stage with the iconic country duo for a performance of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” 

An audience member captured a video of the rising star joining the Country Music Hall of Famers during a recent show at Gas South Arena in Duluth, Georgia.

In the clip, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn begin the performance of the fan-favorite tune, and moments later, Moroney enters from stage left. 

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Donning a hot pink dress and white boots, the Georgia native confidently sings the next verse. Together, they finish out the song as fans sing in unison from the crowd. Moroney then exits the stage and gives one final wave to the sea of fans. 

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” was released by Brooks & Dunn in 2008 as part of their Cowboy Town album. It was later released as a duet with Reba McEntire.

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Moroney recently opened up about the opportunity to tour with Brooks & Dunn in an interview with iHeartCountry.    

“Well, they’re legends, so I’ve been going and watching the show every night. I’m so excited to see it every night,” she shared. “And it’s just, these are arenas so [they’re] really big, which has been…I’m finally getting used to it. At first it was a little intimidating, but now I’m getting more comfortable and it’s just crazy to even say that. LIke, oh yeah, I’m touring with Brooks & Dunn. Like, what?”

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When asked what she might take away from the duo after the tour, Moroney said she thinks their showmanship will stick with her.   

“They’re just great performers. The first show that I saw him was the first night that was in Kansas City the first night of the tour. And I was like, ‘they’ve won Entertainer of the Year several times, right?’ I was like, ok, just making that clear.” 

Megan Moroney burst onto the country music scene in the last year with her breakout release, “Tennesee Orange.” The tune is nearing the charts at country radio and continues to be a favorite among her fanbase. 

Megan Moroney; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Megan Moroney; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

During CMA Fest, Moroney hosted a sing-along at the Chevy Riverfront where fans flocked to the free stage to experience her live show. During her performance of the hit single, the audience sang along to every word, making for quite a memorable moment. 

“Tennessee Orange” appears on Moroney’s debut album, LUCKY, which is out now. The 13-track project also features “I’m Not Pretty,” “Girl In The Mirror,” “Traitor Joe,” and “Why Johnny.” 

Her songs are already making a major impact on fans, including the title track, which is a highlight of Moroney’s live show. 

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“After we wrote the title track ‘Lucky,’ I knew I wanted it to be the name of my debut album,” Moroney previously said in a press release. “If you know anything about me and my story, a lot of things (both good and bad) happened to get me to where I am today, and I just feel very lucky. I couldn’t live out this dream without the support of my fans, family, and team. I can’t wait to bring these songs on the road with me this year and I hope everyone loves them as much as I do!”

After her time on the Brooks & Dunn Tour comes to an end, Moroney will continue to tour and has several dates on the books at major fairs and festivals throughout the summer. 

She’s set to appear at the BEACH IT! Music Festival, Windy City Smokeout, Faster Horses, and more. Click HERE to view a complete list of upcoming tour dates.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.