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03-03-2008, 04:00 PM
'These are the songs that made Chris LeDoux the king of the modern day
cowboy singers. It doesn't get more real than this.' - Garth Brooks

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The late American music
legend Chris LeDoux was a steadfast westerner who sang firsthand of rodeo
glory and pain while living the life of a bona-fide modern-day cowboy.
Honoring his authentic and lasting legacy of cowboy songwriting, recording
and performing, Capitol Nashville/EMI will release Classic Chris LeDoux, a
new CD/DVD and digital collection of his top recordings and videos, on
April 29. Among the 15 audio tracks and 15 videos on the new collection are
LeDoux's "Bang A Drum" with Jon Bon Jovi, "Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy"
with Garth Brooks, and the music video for "Ridin' For A Fall," making its
commercial release debut.

A true cowboy, Chris LeDoux wasn't driven by the prospect of fame or
money when he began pursuing rodeo professionally, or when he starting
writing and recording his own music. In pursuit of the World Championship
in Bareback Bronc riding, which he won in 1976, LeDoux spun his stories of
life on the circuit into fresh western anthems. Recorded in a true
mom-and-pop shop, LeDoux sold his recordings out of his pickup truck at
competitions and quickly found a devoted audience and high praise for his
bonfire ballads and lyrical candor.

In 1989, one of LeDoux's more famous fans stepped forward with an
endorsement that validated the rodeo champ as a true country music artist,
bringing widespread and mainstream attention to his music. Garth Brooks, in
his early hit "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)," referred to playing
"a worn out tape of Chris LeDoux." That same year, LeDoux signed his own
recording contract with Capitol Nashville.

With sales of his 36 albums totaling more than six million units in the
U.S., one platinum and two gold album certifications from the RIAA, a
Grammy nomination and the Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award, LeDoux's
career flew high during his life and continues to resonate after his March
2005 death from a rare form of cancer at the age of 56.

Fans of Chris LeDoux's early recordings have found some of his best
tracks on the platinum-certified collection, 20 Originals: The Early Years,
released in 2004, and the new Classic Chris LeDoux collection follows
Capitol Nashville/EMI's release of twelve original Chris LeDoux albums on
six CDs in April 2007. These 'twofer' CDs feature LeDoux's most enduring
albums recorded between 1974 and 1993, all 24-bit digitally remastered and
presented with their original album cover art.


1. Life Is A Highway 1. Life Is A Highway
2. Horsepower 2. Horsepower
3. Tougher Than The Rest 3. Tougher Than The Rest
4. Cadillac Ranch 4. Cadillac Ranch
5. Five Dollar Fine 5. Five Dollar Fine
6. For Your Love 6. For Your Love
7. Honky Tonk World 7. Honky Tonk World
8. Look At You Girl 8. Look At You Girl
9. Under This Old Hat 9. Under This Old Hat
10. This Cowboy's Hat 10. This Cowboy's Hat
11. He Rides The Wild Horses 11. He Rides The Wild Horses
12. Stampede 12. Stampede
13. Workin' Man's Dollar 13. Workin' Man's Dollar
14. Bang A Drum 14. Bang A Drum
Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy Ridin' For A Fall(previously unreleased)


03-03-2008, 04:26 PM
very cool to hear! thanks for the notice sandi!

03-04-2008, 12:16 AM
Awesome. Thanks.

03-20-2008, 04:21 PM
You know, it seems like Chris's compilations outnumber his albums. Just since joining Capitol, there's been the Rodeo Rock'n'Roll Collection, Best of, 20 Greatest Hits, The Anthology: Vol. 1, Ultimate and two boxed sets. That's not even counting 20 Originals, and I'm giving him a pass on counting Live as a comp. since they weren't the same recordings already issued. And I'd be lying if I said I hadn't bought just about all of 'em, anyway. I'm kind of excited about this one, though, for the DVD. I've got that six-video DVD Capitol release a few years back when Horsepower came out, and that's it. So, superfluous audio tracks notwithstanding it'll be cool to add this one to my library. If only they'd make it so I could add those videos to my iPod....

03-20-2008, 10:05 PM
Haven't tried all of them, but there are several programs for download that just might work. Just Google "video to Ipod". I use one that I got free online to grab videos from YouTube and other sites.