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Remembering Chris LeDoux

 

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Photos courtesy of LeDoux family and Capitol Records.


“What I want to be known for, on top of everything else, is that I was a good husband and family man.”

– Chris LeDoux

 


 July 25, 2015

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Legends Remember Chris LeDoux

Legends Remember Chris LeDoux

One-On-One with Chris LeDoux (Part Two)

One-On-One with Chris LeDoux (Part Two)


 July 24, 2015

One-On-One with Chris LeDoux (Part One)

One-On-One with Chris LeDoux (Part One)

"Riding For A Fall" by Chris LeDoux

“Riding For A Fall” by Chris LeDoux


 July 23, 2015

Growing Up with Chris LeDoux: Son Pens Tribute to a Dad Taken too Soon

You asked what it was like growing up with Chris LeDoux. If you are a rodeo fan, you know Chris LeDoux as the 1976 Bareback World Champion. If you are a country music fan, you know Chris LeDoux had one of best live shows in the business and was a great singer/songwriter. My brothers, my sister and I know Chris LeDoux simply as Dad. Read more

"Honky Tonk World" by Chris LeDoux

“Honky Tonk World” by Chris LeDoux


 July 22, 2015

"Good Ride Cowboy" - Part Three

“Good Ride Cowboy” – Part Three

"This Cowboy's Hat" by Chris LeDoux

“This Cowboy’s Hat” by Chris LeDoux


 July 21, 2015

"Good Ride Cowboy" - Part Two

“Good Ride Cowboy” – Part Two

"Five Dollar Fine" by Chris LeDoux

“Five Dollar Fine” by Chris LeDoux


 July 20, 2015

"Good Ride Cowboy" - Part One

“Good Ride Cowboy” – Part One

"Bang A Drum" by Chris LeDoux featuring Jon Bon Jovi

“Bang A Drum” by Chris LeDoux ft. Jon Bon Jovi


 July 19, 2015

1976 Stormy Weather

1976 Stormy Weather

"He Rides the Wild Horses" by Chris LeDoux

“He Rides the Wild Horses” by Chris LeDoux


 July 18, 2015

The Back Stage Story with Mark Sissel

The Back Stage Story with Mark Sissel

"Life Is A Highway" by Chris LeDoux

“Life Is A Highway” by Chris LeDoux


July 17, 2015

 

The Chris LeDoux Story

The Chris LeDoux Story

July 17, 2015 - "For Your Love" by Chris LeDoux

“For Your Love” by Chris LeDoux

 


July 16, 2015

By Chuck Coon

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Missing Chris

Enough tears have fallen to fill the Powder River through Kaycee, Wyoming where Chris LeDoux called home. He died of a rare form of cancer in March of 2005. During his all-too-short 56 years of life, LeDoux was indeed a rare breed. Beloved by the rodeo world, LeDoux’s music captured the spirit of the sport – and of the American West – as few will ever likely match. The young Chris put pen to paper often. Poem after poem reflected his love of rodeo and of a young girl, Peggy, who would become his wife and bear him five children. His sense of humor and self-deprecating manner were constants even in the most painful of times. Besides writing words to become songs, Chris liked to sketch cartoons ala Charlie Russell and “Ole Chuck” would have been honored to ride alongside LeDoux. Many heroes don’t quite live up to their reputations. This Wyoming, and rodeo, hero outshone them all. A practical joke player extraordinaire, who would not intentionally hurt even the squirrels on the golf course, Chris will forever be thought of with a certain measure of reverence. Read more

 

More about Chris LeDoux at www.ChrisLeDoux.com

 


A Wrangler Network special presentation.
WranglerNetworkLogoYellowTrans2Ten years ago, Chris LeDoux died from cancer. During his all-too-short 56 years of life, LeDoux was indeed a rare breed. Beloved by the rodeo world, LeDoux’s music captured the spirit of the sport – and of the American West – as few will ever likely match. The Wrangler Network presents a special tribute to LeDoux to mark rodeo’s loss of this talented cowboy, music entertainer, songwriter and artist. Check each day through July 25 for stories, photos and videos.

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A decade after his death, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum pays tribute to this American icon through an exhibition developed to showcase his personal memorabilia, some never before displayed to the public. Included are two bronze sculptures LeDoux created, Wild Horse Fit and Eyeball to Eyeball. Both are on loan to the exhibition from his friend and fellow musician Garth Brooks. The temporary exhibition opens during National Day of the American Cowboy on July 25 and will be on display through October 18th, 2015.
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