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Chris LeDoux fans

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by beater_k20, Oct 28, 2005.

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    beater_k20 Banned

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    while its been almost 8 months since Chris passed on, i still listen to his music off and on. driving to Sears today to pick up a 3 jaw puller i heard the new release from Garth Brooks. i didnt realize what it was about until i heard the line "he sang 'Life's a Highway' there's only one way you're gonna get through it. when she starts to twist, Be more like Chris, pull your hat down tight, and just LeDoux it". then it all clicked and made perfect sense. what a great way to pay tribute to a friend.

    has anybody else read his biography "Gold Buckle Dreams: The Rodeo Life of Chris LeDoux" by David G Brown? i read it years ago for a school book report. VERY good read!
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Are you telling me that Garth Brooks has come out of retirement? :eek1:
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's about time. New Country has been stagnant for AT LEAST the last 7 years........
     
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    Not to sound like a dumbass, but what happened to Chris? :dunno:
     
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    I think it was liver cancer....
     
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    Chris was one of the best! Up there with Cash and Waylon

    RIP Chris LeDoux
     
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    Didn't Chris Ledoux get his big start from "Much Too Young to feel this damn old" by Garth Brooks and at that time he was selling his tapes in the parking lot after his rodeos.
     
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    you sir are correct. i believe Garth released his song in 1989, and Chris signed with Capitol in 1991. BTW, anybody notice that Garth is a marketing genuis? both he and his ex-wife Sandy were marketing majors in college... :whistle: got his biagraphy around here somewhere too.
     
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    I don't like Garth, but I give him a big hats off for that new song of his.

    RIP Chris.
     
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    garth revolutionized country music. he is good.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. That man did more for the country music scene than anyone else, EVER!!!!

    Go ahead and try and disagree. You'll be wrong, plain and simple. :deal:
     
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    I like Garth brooks, and I like what he did with country music, but I dont like where country is going now. Its going too much towards pop with some of these new "bands" and away from good country singers like Chris.
     
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    I keep hearing more and more back to roots country lately . Gary Allen , Craig Morgan etc . Its coming back slowly , but its coming back :D
     
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    Nope.. garth just popularized what randy travis started a few years earlier.. country always swings from traditional to pop and back. Whoever's riding the wave at a given time usually gets more credit than they deserve.

    I liked a few of garth's early songs, but to me he seemed designed to appeal to people who were scared of david allan coe, waylon, and the rest of the real country artists.

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    HORSE SH!T! :eek1:

    you're absolutely right, Garth got WAY too much credit. i mean its not like he made the top of the Top 40 charts or anything with any one of his albums... oh wait, THE CHASE... yeah, nobody had done that before as big as he did. Garth is what started the whole movement. :screwy: he opened the doors for ALOT of people.
     
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    Nope. Randy Travis seized an opportunity brought about by the likes of Ricky Van Shelton, The Oakridge Boys, George Strait and Ronnie Milsap.

    Garth Brooks added an edge to the equation that appealed to a wider range of fans, myself included. Without Garth Brooks, country wouldn't have been half the scene it was. And this is coming from a guy who prefers to listen to the likes of Megadeth and Van Halen.....
     
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    :haha: I almost spit out my drink. By the end he was, but he had a little edge in the late '80s. I think a lot of people turned to country in the 80s because comercial rock radio stations were playing crappy pop songs. In the late 90s it switched the other direction. It might be going the other way again though. The bands that do make good music are turning out the same pop hits to get airplay, and more crappy bands are turning up on the rock air waves. I can't say I blame them, I just won't listen. Unfortunately the country stations are still in the crapper.
     
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