Cowboys Don't Cry

December 17, 2009 2 min read 42 Comments

Eddie Raven Christmas

We were digging around in past Christmas cards and came across Eddie Raven's card.  Not sure what year this was from, but it got us to reminiscing about Eddie Raven and his Cowboys Don't Cry video.

It went something like this:

  • His "people" contacted us back in 2001.

  • They asked if we would dress the girl in Eddie's upcoming video for his new hit single, Cowboys Don't Cry.

  • We said, "Sure, love to".

  • So we sent our "people" to the set with all kinds of Double D Ranchâ„¢ goodies and accouterments.

  • They shot the video.

  • We waited anxiously for the debut.

  • We all watched it and clapped when our jackets showed up, then...

  • Wondered what Eddie meant by "THAT kind of girl".

  • Hmmmm....

We kinda like THAT kinda girl.

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Here's the video, what do you think?

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So today's trivia question is answered in Eddie's video.  Well, sort of.  It helps if you are a collector or a long-time Double D Ranch™ fashionista:

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Trivia for Tees Question #3:

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Name anyone of the Double D Ranchâ„¢ Jackets in Eddie Raven's Cowboys Don't Cry video.

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Hint: There are four jackets(don't count the velvet outfit) just jackets.
l Fine Print for Today's Trivia:
  • Each correct jacket name will be awarded a Double D Ranch Tee.
  • or to put it another way, only one winner per jacket name.
  • Only one prize awarded per person.
  • Correct answers will be determined by log in time.
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  • All answers must be submitted through Double Talk - NOT through Facebook or email.
  • Good Luck!

42 Responses

Penny Kling
Penny Kling

May 16, 2016

What a beautifully shot video! I was lucky enough to meet Eddie after a concert in Colorado Springs in the 80’s. He showed us his tour bus, and I’ll never forget the knee high blue snakeskin boots he was wearing. Closest I can get to naming the jackets is the scout and the mesa.

Sarah Mercer Bradley
Sarah Mercer Bradley

May 16, 2016

Im looking all over the internet trying to come up with the answer.

Emily Inthachak
Emily Inthachak

May 16, 2016

I have quite a collection of Double D jackets and Oscar Betz jewelry and I’m a downhome Georgia girl. Sounds like he means the girl is a diva. Anyway the video is great and I love the song. I loved Eddy Raven and Johnny Rodriguez songs in the 70s and early 80s. They sure don’t make country singers like that these days. Thanks goodness for George Strait.

Audrey Franz
Audrey Franz

May 16, 2016

George is the King!

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Emily, yes, Audrey is a huge George Strait fan too. Did you send us your address, size, and color preference for the tee you won?

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

High blue snakeskin boots sound wonderful! Yes, I understand he is a really nice guy. I didn’t get to go when they shot the video but Jennifer said he and his entire crew were wonderful people. That sure is nice to know. And yes, one of the jackets is a scout…can you be more specific about which one? If so, you gotta DDR tee!

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Sarah, I’m sure your mom probably has one in her closet!

shmuela padnos
shmuela padnos

May 16, 2016

my guess is indian blanket long wool coat. it aint my scootem that everyone always loves and asks whats ddr i say double d ranch as imagine double d would be the name of my pretend ranch if i had myself a ranch and gypsy vaneer horse i keep a picture of. one of these days……….

Audrey Franz
Audrey Franz

May 16, 2016

Emily, we have lots of George stories in our family . I checked and your tee shipped today!

Emily Inthachak
Emily Inthachak

May 16, 2016

You got that right Audrey. He came to Jacksonville last March. He was lookin’ and sounding as good as ever. Yes I emailed my info yesterday. Just let me know if you didn’t get it and I’ll resend it. Just wanted to let ya’ll know whenever I wear my Double D jackets I get lots of compliments, even here in the deep South.

Audrey Franz
Audrey Franz

May 16, 2016

If it makes anyone feel better I had to dig in our archives to get correct names on the jackets plus there were six of us gathered around the computer screen all giving different names. We finally figured it out! Good luck!

Emily Inthachak
Emily Inthachak

May 16, 2016

The first one I ever got was the black Martingale, I also have the “Be MIne” in a kind of rust red with fringe and hearts that is still my favorite, a turquoise soft leather one with fringe and studs that has a kind of western comic book lining, a buttery yellow one with appliques and fringe that I think is called Magnolia. I saw it in a window on the square in Santa Fe about 3 summers ago and had to have it and the filmy paisley skirt. Also have some of your jewelry, a pair of black jet earrings that I got from your Fredericksburg store, a belt with a large turquoise-encrusted buckle, and a big chunky turquoise necklace, plus I can’t count the skirts and tops because I have some in my cedar closet upstairs in case I lose weight. I am a Double D fanatic! I would love to hear your George stories! That Artist of the Decade show was fantastic. Thanks for sending out the shirt so quickly!

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Shmuela, I love your creativity…keep going with that story. You are really close on your trivia answer, but there is a certain brand of Indian blankets that made the fabric for us. “_______ Indian Blanket Duster.” Also, your Scoodle ’em Skoo Jacket is very collectible. For sure hang on to it or if you want to part with it – call me first!

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Hey Audie, we should do your George Strait story and pic.

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Emily, that is great to hear. What jackets do you have?

shmuela padnos
shmuela padnos

May 16, 2016

ps it was so hard to track my scoodle jacket there is a story about that but i love haveing the bass clef on it because i play sax and violin an artist who makes tie skirts and paintings of people from ties fliped for it and she is very talented so there you go. artist pick. i always feel like a rootin tootin cowgirl when i wear it with my day of the dead boots yee haw

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Pendelton Blanket Duster – you got it! Send us your address, size and color preference and we will get you a tee out before Christmas. Thanks for playing!

shmuela padnos
shmuela padnos

May 16, 2016

pendleton wool is the only one i know

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Wow, Emily, you are a Double D Girl! Martingale is a classic – very good. Love Be Mine and not sure what the others are either. Thanks again. On the George Strait thing, Audrey is going to need to tell that one. She has connections and pics. I think she even has a pair of his Wranglers – go figure! I’ll get her to post something.

shmuela padnos
shmuela padnos

May 16, 2016

1011 i guess right hoo haa

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Molly, thanks for your reply. Aren’t Dads great?! Yep, Audrey and I would still be pushing wallpaper if he hadn’t! Yes, you are close on the scout, but I need you to be more specific about which scout. Hint: the name of this jacket is also the name of the highest order for Boy Scouts. :) Good Luck and do try again!

Emily Inthachak
Emily Inthachak

May 16, 2016

Ok I’m looking forward to hearing about that from Audrey. I figured she had connections.

Molly McCune
Molly McCune

May 16, 2016

The video is dark and small and it’s difficult to “read.” But I’m sure the stripped coat seen on the wall is your famous line starter, the blanket style coat from the blankets the Indians wove, Peace Blanket Jacket. But I believe I also see one of your Scout Jackets in the video as well. I hope I’m right. I’ve loved your clothing line ever since I first purchased a couple outfits as sold on HSN… I hated parting with one elegant 3 piece black skirt, flyaway jacket and matching stole with purple embroidery and antiqued silver studs—-when I dropped many sizes..

Thank goodness your dad suggested his daughters remake the one that was bought and idolized and remarketed. Let’s hear it for smart dads. My dad use to tell us kids: “Well, I guess 40, his age, can’t tell 20 how to make better decisions.” Through the years, those numbers changed…in the end, it was more like: “Well Dad, it seems 50 can’t tell 70 how to make a better decision.”

~~Molly

shmuela padnos
shmuela padnos

May 16, 2016

one more ps i have painted a series called cowgirls callgirls indiangirls: backbone of the west if you google shmuela padnos go to world wide arts and you can see some of them on my portfolio. there are at least 60 pieces in the series

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Penny, since it is the Christmas season and you were so close, you get one too! Send me your info. (address, size, color preference)

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Bingo Sarah, send me your info, and I’ll send you a tee! Eagle Scout it is!

Penny Kling
Penny Kling

May 16, 2016

I had the Scout part right…..consolation prize? ;-D

Penny Kling
Penny Kling

May 16, 2016

Oh tear :’( I think Sarah beat me to it!

Sarah Mercer Bradley
Sarah Mercer Bradley

May 16, 2016

Eagle Scout Jacket

molly mccune
molly mccune

May 16, 2016

Say, were all the jackets named yet? At this point, I’ll start majing up some new names just to play…hee hee heeeeeee.

molly

molly mccune
molly mccune

May 16, 2016

Well, I know the Boy Scouts can become Eagle Scouts….so I guess that is the answer…but I’m a bit late…eh?

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Chris you have some classic Double D Ranch pieces. Hang on to them – those are all collectible. On the Eddie Raven video, “Sweet Medicine” is a good guess but still not it. Keep trying.

Chris Barton
Chris Barton

May 16, 2016

Cheryl – back to the Eddie Raven video – is one of the jackets called “Sweet Medicine”? I have to admit I still have some of the older Look Books, Double D Christmas cards (love the one where you are all dressed in red/black buffalo plaid), postcards, etc. Some of my favorite jackets over the years have been: Cowboy leather, Mrs. Douglas, Bozeman Trail, Velvet Sunday, Mic-Mac, Bandolier and I could go on and on!!

Chris Barton
Chris Barton

May 16, 2016

OK – would just love to hear Audrey’s story about George Strait – I have been to about 4 of his concerts over the years – the first in an outdoor amphitheater near Branson, MO in the late 70’s or early 80’s and Kathy Mattea was his opening act – he is the best!! How many Cowboys & Indians mag covers has he been on??

Penny Kling
Penny Kling

May 16, 2016

Cheryl thank you so much! You just made my Christmas! I’m emailing my info to info@ddranchwear.com, please let me know if you don’t get it and if I should send it another way. And yes, when I met Eddie he was the nicest guy. And I’ve been lucky enough to meet King George too, and he’s everything you’d think he’d be – very warm and humble.

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Molly, yes, Miss Sarah got the “Eagle Scout”, Shmuela got Pendelton Blanket Duster, and the two hardest are still unclaimed.

shmuela padnos
shmuela padnos

May 16, 2016

1521 camp pl nola 70130 size medium thank you

molly mccune
molly mccune

May 16, 2016

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally? Weeeeeeeally big time weally? How wonderful! But what are the hints, where are they? On the internet somehow? How can a novice find out your titles? It has been fun…..

thanks again

Cheryl
Cheryl

May 16, 2016

Molly, you are a champ! How ’bout a tee for all of your hard work and diligence? Send me your information (address, size and color preference and we will get you a tee)

molly mccune
molly mccune

May 16, 2016

If someone is not familiar with all your pre 2001 designs, how is it possible to correctectly identify them? I’ve spent a few hours now researching the internet for old pictures and title names because I enjoy the challenge. I stopped the video and literally stared at the pics and believe one jacket is large, perhaps a barn style jacket that looks perhaps suede, but it could be leather or corduroy. Now if I’m correct, I’ve just offered a clue to the others who are playing. One up on the wall could be a Cavalry type vest.

I’m pulling out of this game. I just want to know why you no longer sell on HSN…too costly???

Emily Inthachak
Emily Inthachak

May 16, 2016

That’s awesome, Audrey. I’ll bet ya’ll never thought back then he would become a household name. I’ve always wondered what Norma’s like because I’ve never heard her speak in all these years. That’s so funny about Presley. We took my daughter Lindsay to her first GS concert in Atlanta when she was 4 and she has loved him ever since. She’s 23 and in law school now.
By the way, the opening act back then was a new duo called Brooks and Dunn and the crowd yelled for George Strait the whole time they were on. I actually felt sorry for them!

Audrey Franz
Audrey Franz

May 16, 2016

Emily, Lets just say that a really good high school friend’s mother is Norma Strait’s cousin so we got to hang out with them just when he was becoming famous. I have my niece (presley) convinced that i dated George and that I broke if off to marry her Uncle Mickey. She keeps telling her mom she loves her Uncle Mickey but why couldn’t I have married George Strait!

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