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Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
I know this probably isn't exactly the right crowd to discuss country singer Chris LeDoux, but he was always a favorite of mine and seeing the headline announcing death was one of the few celebrity passings that made me physically sad.

His style was simple and non-commercial, and I'll always have a soft place in my heart for my "worn out tape" of his Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy album.

Posted by Shan (Member # 4550) on :
Oh Annie - that's awful. That was Nathan's dad's favorite C&W musician.

Posted by UTAH (Member # 5032) on :
My daughter called me to tell me the news. It is a sad waste of a life. I love Chris Ledoux's music. His life of alcohol and chew killed him off way too early. 56 is way too young to die.
Darn! No more rodeo concerts!
Posted by Annie (Member # 295) on :
Well you don't see him much on the big screen anymore
The kids don't ride along with Roy or Gene
And that ain't really him with all those feathers in his hat
And some frenchman's name embroidered on his jeans


But he's still out there ridin' fences
Still makes his livin' with his rope
As long as there's a sunset he'll keep ridin' for the brand
You just can't see him from the road

Well he never learned to two step hell he barely learned to walk
But he's worn a lot of leather off the tree
He's had one or two good horses that he counts among his friends
He never drew a breath that wasn't free

Repeat chorus:

Well he's tall in the saddle short on the cash
The last to quit the first to buy the beer
Well he's a knight in leather armor still livin' by the code
That's made him what he's been a hundred years

Repeat Chorus:

As long as there's a sunset he'll keep ridin' for the brand
You just can't see him from the road

-Chris LeDoux, You Just Can't See Him From the Road
Posted by UTAH (Member # 5032) on :
One of a kind.
Posted by Shan (Member # 4550) on :
I couldn't find "Whatcha Gonna Do" in the store, so I settled on "Greatest Hits".

Posted by Farmgirl (Member # 5567) on :
[Cry] I also loved his music...


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