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Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005) was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor, and hall of fame rodeo champion. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi.

During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums (many self-released) which have sold more than six million units in the United States. He was awarded two gold and one platinum album certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

He was nominated for a Grammy Award, and was honored with the Academy of Country Music Music Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. LeDoux is also the only person to ever both participate and perform at the Houston LiveStock Show & Rodeo.

LeDoux died of bile duct cancer on March 9, 2005 in Casper, Wyoming at the age of 56.

  • Obituary by Peter Cooper, The Tennessean, March 10, 2005
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