Ten 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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THANK YOU!!
Howdy Folks!  Well, the Chris LeDoux Memorial Golf Tourney as well as The 5th Annual Chris LeDoux Days came and went in quite a flash this June.  It was the first year we've held them on back to back weekends and we couldn't have asked for a more smooth transition between the two events.  We want to thank all of you that came out and "swung the wrenches" at The Powder Horn or danced the night away in Kaycee, Wyoming.  We couldn't put on these events without your wonderful support or the generous donations from our sponsors.  We're already looking forward to next years Chris LeDoux Days as well as the golf tourney, and as soon as we have those dates confirmed on the calendar we'll post that information right here on the website.  Thank you all again and we'll see ya down the road. 
- The LeDoux Family 

 

       
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  • Debbie

    Debbie BC

    I first heard this man's music in the mid 80's when I started dating my husband and his younger cousin had quite a few of his albums that he had picked up in the states, as he wasn't known around here until The Rodeo Song hit the air, my most favourite is This Cowboy's Hat and then next would be Copenhagen Angel. He had a way with country and is still one of my favourites today . . . so loved his music.
    I first heard this man's music in the mid 80's when I started dating my husband and his younger cousin had quite a few of his albums that he had picked up in the states, as he wasn't known around here until The Rodeo Song hit the air, my most favourite is This Cowboy's Hat and then next would be Copenhagen Angel. He had a way with country and is still one of my favourites today . . . so loved his music.
  • J-Dawg

    J-Dawg Detroit

    I'm grew up between the train tracks and a river. Somehow, I've ended-up an urban bohemian who thrives on the madness of city life. But Chris' music kind of disassembles me. It strips away the book learnin' and leaves me with the essence of what a man should be. Feisty. Smiling. Tried and true. He's handed me back my soul's compass, like an old fashioned minstrel I bumped into along the hard, jagged and all too slick road. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
    I'm grew up between the train tracks and a river. Somehow, I've ended-up an urban bohemian who thrives on the madness of city life. But Chris' music kind of disassembles me. It strips away the book learnin' and leaves me with the essence of what a man should be. Feisty. Smiling. Tried and true. He's handed me back my soul's compass, like an old fashioned minstrel I bumped into along the hard, jagged and all too slick road. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
  • Peggy

    Peggy Utah

    I followed Chris throughout his rodeo and music careers. I first heard him playing his guitar at a small rodeo in the early 70s, before he won his title. I followed him (literally) throughout the state of Utah going to every concert he had one year. I introduced the music of Chris to my husband, Gary and our 6 children; who in turn have passed it on to their spouses and children. RIP Good ride cowboy, good ride!
    I followed Chris throughout his rodeo and music careers. I first heard him playing his guitar at a small rodeo in the early 70s, before he won his title. I followed him (literally) throughout the state of Utah going to every concert he had one year. I introduced the music of Chris to my husband, Gary and our 6 children; who in turn have passed it on to their spouses and children. RIP Good ride cowboy, good ride!
  • David C

    David C Moss Tennessee

    From the first time I heard Chris music I was hooked on his genuine and pure cowboy songs, each one with their own story. Over the years regardless of the distance I was traveling I would go from one of his CDs to the next never changing his music, Many of my friends would often ask "do you ever get tired of his music" the answer was always "every song tells a different story, and he is to me what Elvis is to other people!. My life long dream was to meet Chris, however I never got the opportunity before he passed away. Recently I decided to take a trip and ride horses in the west, not realizing I was so close to his hometown I couldn't drive through WY without visiting his memorial, I was left speechless as I set in the park looking at his statue. Afterwards I walked up the street to the diner and met some of the people who knew Chris personally, I was completely humbled. Knowing he could have lived anywhere in the world and chose to live in his hometown of 263 and raise his children said everything I ever believed him to be, A GREAT ROLE MODEL and TRUE LEGEND! Chris, I always thought Tennessee was the most beautiful place in America until I drove across the west for the first time, I now truly understand every word in "beneath the western skies". Rest in peace cowboy, your a true legend and your story will always live on!
    From the first time I heard Chris music I was hooked on his genuine and pure cowboy songs, each one with their own story. Over the years regardless of the distance I was traveling I would go from one of his CDs to the next never changing his music, Many of my friends would often ask "do you ever get tired of his music" the answer was always "every song tells a different story, and he is to me what Elvis is to other people!. My life long dream was to meet Chris, however I never got the opportunity before he passed away. Recently I decided to take a trip and ride horses in the west, not realizing I was so close to his hometown I couldn't drive through WY without visiting his memorial, I was left speechless as I set in the park looking at his statue. Afterwards I walked up the street to the diner and met some of the people who knew Chris personally, I was completely humbled. Knowing he could have lived anywhere in the world and chose to live in his hometown of 263 and raise his children said everything I ever believed him to be, A GREAT ROLE MODEL and TRUE LEGEND! Chris, I always thought Tennessee was the most beautiful place in America until I drove across the west for the first time, I now truly understand every word in "beneath the western skies". Rest in peace cowboy, your a true legend and your story will always live on!
  • John Thompson

    John Thompson Ocala Florida

    I have always wanted to tell Peggy the story of the 1rst and 2nd time I met Chris. It was the early 90s I had a western store in Iowa and did some add spots on a local radio station and they had some back stage passes to a meet and great with Chris at Vegas during the NFR so I got them. The girl I was dating at the time worked for United so we were set and off we went. Concert was great of course but the meet and greet was better. We waited in line to meet Chris and purposely waited to be last. When we met Chris he asked where we were from and we told him Iowa and he asked how we like the NFR, we told him we didn't go we didn't have tickets and he asked what brought us to Vegas and we replied him. He chuckled and said naw and again we told him yes. He ask us our names and my friend replied this is Honest John and I am Kristen Wild Thing. Well he got a good laugh and we talked another few minutes and we were parting ways he pointed to us and said thanks Honest John and Kristen Wild Thing for coming to see his show. Well a month or so had passed and again I got back stage passes to see Chris at the Grizzly Rose so we made the trip and again waited to be last to meet Chris and as we walked up to him he looked and pointed at us and said Honest John and Kristen Wild Thing and we were shocked and could not believed with all the people he meets he remembered our names. From that night on a true friendship was started. Chris told us if we were going to travel the country to see him and spend our hard earned money he didn't want us paying to get in to see him and he gave us our 1rst all access passes good for the year and boy did we use them. Over 20 shows that first year. We even chartered a 19 passenger plane for one show in Mn. and filled the plane with friends. Chris use to always replaced Buck with Beau when he sang (Come on Buck lets ride to town) I had and still have a Buckskin Stallion named Beau he is 29 years old this year so when ever we came to see him he say Beau for my Beau. I believe we saw Chris in 14 states. I drove Warner one year and we traveled with Chris and the guys for 3 weeks. Even made it out to the ranch that year when they finished the new house and Peggy was waiting for the new furniture to be delivered. Many a story Chris told us and a great story teller he was. Chris passed away with out ever paying his debt to me and my friend. Ya see every show we went to and it had to be 40 or 50 Chris always asked us the same question John, Kristen can you find me a pay phone so after the show I can call Peg and the kids and we always did and he always said I owe you guys. Your debt was more than paid Cowboy. I have told this story 1000 times but I still can't believe he remembered our names after only one time. But yes I do he was Chris LeDoux.
    I have always wanted to tell Peggy the story of the 1rst and 2nd time I met Chris. It was the early 90s I had a western store in Iowa and did some add spots on a local radio station and they had some back stage passes to a meet and great with Chris at Vegas during the NFR so I got them. The girl I was dating at the time worked for United so we were set and off we went. Concert was great of course but the meet and greet was better. We waited in line to meet Chris and purposely waited to be last. When we met Chris he asked where we were from and we told him Iowa and he asked how we like the NFR, we told him we didn't go we didn't have tickets and he asked what brought us to Vegas and we replied him. He chuckled and said naw and again we told him yes. He ask us our names and my friend replied this is Honest John and I am Kristen Wild Thing. Well he got a good laugh and we talked another few minutes and we were parting ways he pointed to us and said thanks Honest John and Kristen Wild Thing for coming to see his show. Well a month or so had passed and again I got back stage passes to see Chris at the Grizzly Rose so we made the trip and again waited to be last to meet Chris and as we walked up to him he looked and pointed at us and said Honest John and Kristen Wild Thing and we were shocked and could not believed with all the people he meets he remembered our names. From that night on a true friendship was started. Chris told us if we were going to travel the country to see him and spend our hard earned money he didn't want us paying to get in to see him and he gave us our 1rst all access passes good for the year and boy did we use them. Over 20 shows that first year. We even chartered a 19 passenger plane for one show in Mn. and filled the plane with friends. Chris use to always replaced Buck with Beau when he sang (Come on Buck lets ride to town) I had and still have a Buckskin Stallion named Beau he is 29 years old this year so when ever we came to see him he say Beau for my Beau. I believe we saw Chris in 14 states. I drove Warner one year and we traveled with Chris and the guys for 3 weeks. Even made it out to the ranch that year when they finished the new house and Peggy was waiting for the new furniture to be delivered. Many a story Chris told us and a great story teller he was. Chris passed away with out ever paying his debt to me and my friend. Ya see every show we went to and it had to be 40 or 50 Chris always asked us the same question John, Kristen can you find me a pay phone so after the show I can call Peg and the kids and we always did and he always said I owe you guys. Your debt was more than paid Cowboy. I have told this story 1000 times but I still can't believe he remembered our names after only one time. But yes I do he was Chris LeDoux.
  • susi brady

    susi brady bowling green, fl

    after being divorced for 30 years I met a wonderful man, and finally remarried, my flower girl, matron of honor and best man walked down the aisle to for your love, and my son and grandson walked me down the aisle to look at you girl. I have always been a huge of chris, and thankfully as hard as it was raising my son somehow if I happened to run across a cassette or 8 track there always seemed to be a little bit extra left over that month and I could afford to get it. my son was raised on chris among many others, and the nfr is still his favorite song! mine will always be this cowboy's hat. oh, and my husband - rides a 100 yr anniversary Harley. god bless! wish you were here!
    after being divorced for 30 years I met a wonderful man, and finally remarried, my flower girl, matron of honor and best man walked down the aisle to for your love, and my son and grandson walked me down the aisle to look at you girl. I have always been a huge of chris, and thankfully as hard as it was raising my son somehow if I happened to run across a cassette or 8 track there always seemed to be a little bit extra left over that month and I could afford to get it. my son was raised on chris among many others, and the nfr is still his favorite song! mine will always be this cowboy's hat. oh, and my husband - rides a 100 yr anniversary Harley. god bless! wish you were here!
  • Jim Morris

    Jim Morris Edmonton Alberta

    Use to get records and tapes by ordering them form his home. Listened to them while travelling down the road from rodeo to rodeo. Miss your voice and inspiration. R.I.P. Chris
    Use to get records and tapes by ordering them form his home. Listened to them while travelling down the road from rodeo to rodeo. Miss your voice and inspiration. R.I.P. Chris
  • Jake

    Jake SLC, UT

    Thank you Chris! We owe YOU more than you'll ever know.
    Thank you Chris! We owe YOU more than you'll ever know.
  • CW Stewart

    CW Stewart Florida

    Miss seeing him........he left to soon........No one person can compare to Chris Ledoux.
    Miss seeing him........he left to soon........No one person can compare to Chris Ledoux.
  • Deb Berger

    Deb Berger Center, North Dakota

    Our whole family loved Chris LeDoux. We seen him in concert many times. From our State Fair, Mandan Rodeo Days, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and the Casino in Newtown. He was a remarkable Cowboy and we will always treasure our memories of him.
    Our whole family loved Chris LeDoux. We seen him in concert many times. From our State Fair, Mandan Rodeo Days, Cheyenne Frontier Days, and the Casino in Newtown. He was a remarkable Cowboy and we will always treasure our memories of him.

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