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    Default Off to that big rodeo in the sky

    Chris LeDoux, former champion bareback rider turned country singer, died yesterday at age 56 from complications of liver cancer.

    His music career started out as a way to fill the down time on the rodeo circuit. Garth Brooks cites him as one of his major influences, and Garth's plug of LeDoux in "Much Too Young to Feel this Damn Old" ("...a worn-out tape of Chris LeDoux, lonely women and bad booze...") helped to re-ignite his career and led to a duet with Garth in "Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy" in 1992.

    Chris LeDoux was by far one of my favorite country singers. He was always honest to his rodeo roots and seemed to genuinely love what he did. He will be missed.

    CNN - Country singer Chris LeDoux dead at 56
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    I heard about this last night on my way home from work....... Rest in Peace, Chris
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    One of my favorites.
    He is probably saddling up right now. Aiming for 8. Rest in peace. You got `em, Cowboy!
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    best there ever was!!!

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    he will be missed dearly......rip chris.

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    He was one of my all time Favorites. I will miss his
    concerts and music.RIP to a true Cowboy.

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    I heard it on the news yesterday..... Rest in peace brother and thanks for the memories...
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    He was a true original, no BS (except on his boots). A great entertainer, too--hate that I never saw him live.

    Here's one for Chris.
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    I got to see him one last time in July at Jamboree in the Hills in Eastern Ohio. He put on a great show. He was just an all around talented guy. Rest in peace.

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    also regret that i never got to see him live in concert.

    spent many hours on the road from home to county fair rodeo & back and "made" a "worn-out tape of Chris Ledoux" years before Garth brought him to wide acceptance.

    one of the few remaining pioneers of rodeo country, Chris you will be sadly missed.
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