‘Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Daughter Alex Chose Emotional Country Hit for Father-Daughter Dance

by Emily Morgan

Brooks & Dunn may not have been in attendance at Ree Drummond’s daughter’s wedding, but their music was heard during the father-daughter dance.

On Saturday, Ree and Ladd Drummond’s eldest daughter, Alex, married her fiance Mauricio Scott at the family ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. During the emotional dance at the wedding, Alex’s dad was able to share the tender moment despite a neck injury. Ladd, the father of four, walked his eldest child down the aisle just a month after breaking his neck in two places during a head-on collision near their family’s ranch. 

The family patriarch took his neck brace off to walk Alex down the aisle and for their shared dance. For the dance, Alex requested “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” a Top 5 single for Brooks & Dunn in 2008. They later released the song in collaboration with Reba McEntire. The lyrics will undeniably make anyone teary-eyed. Add in a heartwarming father-daughter dance, and there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

Ree Drummond’s Daughter Chooses Brooks & Dunn Ballad For Father-Daughter Dance

“Cowgirls don’t cry 
Ride, baby, ride 
Lessons in life are going to show you in time 
Soon enough you’re gonna know why
It’s gonna hurt every now and then 
If you fall get back on again 
Cowgirls don’t cry”

“It’s a country song that we always listen to, it’s about a girl who grew up in the country, and I just feel like it was very fitting for my relationship with my dad,” Ree Drummond’s daughter said about her decision to use the song for the heartfelt moment. 

However, there was more country music to go around that night. Alex’s new husband also danced to a country song for his mother-son dance. The two shared a dance to “Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers. The rest of the night may have been a mix of music, but the attendees and the newlyweds will undoubtedly remember those two moments for years to come. 

In Ree Drummond’s blog, she revealed her thoughts on seeing her eldest child get married. “It was such a meaningful, memorable night — beautiful flowers, great food, and so much fun…but what we all felt most of all was the love,” She added, “It was even more special than any of us could have hoped for.”

On the same blog, Alex also shared her thoughts about her wedding day.

“When I thought about the wedding day, that’s what imagined,” said Alex. “My dad getting to walk me down the aisle — especially considering his accident and everything that’s happened lately—and seeing Mauricio for the first time.”