Released July 22, 2003 on Capitol Nashville Records. IN STORES NOW
In HORSEPOWER, his 36th album, what you hear is a straight outgrowth of the life he lives.
I have to hear a song that just hits home in some way or another," says LeDoux. "We were able to find some great cowboy songs for this album. It's hard to find those true western type songs or songs about rodeo that ring true."
If anyone can judge whether a rodeo song rings true, it's Chris LeDoux, a onetime bareback bronc riding champion. He entered his first rodeo as a teen, about the same time he became absorbed in music.
"All of us at some level love music and when I was in high school I loved it so much that I just had to be a part of it - singing - even it was just for my own entertainment."
After making 22 albums on his own, LeDoux signed with Capitol Records in 1991. His fan base continues to grow, encompassing all ages, and his live shows are legendary for their rip-roaring excitement!
You'll catch some of that excitement when you listen to Chris LeDoux's new release, HORSEPOWER. It's an album that perfectly captures the power of Chris LeDoux.
|I pre-ordered the CD (autographed one) from Wal-Mart, but as it did not arrive today, I made a run to Wal-Mart in town and found the new CD. Bought it and had it going in truck's CD player BEFORE I left the parking lot!! LOL! I am really enjoying the new CD--Horsepower. Chris has outdone himself again, altho only 2 songs were written by him. I have not picked a favorite out yet, but I am leaning toward "The Buffalo Grass" and "One Less Tornado" Not exactly dancing music, but reminiscent of his very early works. I think the songs "Horsepower" and "Smack Dab In The Middle" will get a lot of radio play. All in all, it has to be one of the best he has ever done. My only regret? I wish Chris would go back and re-release some of the older songs--"Loka Hey Lakotas" and "Tight Levis and Yellow Ribbons" are two that come to mind. -Barb, OK
I love the song One Less Tornado. It surprised me because it turned out to be about something other than what I was expecting. It reminded me of Lane Frost and other great cowboys that are no longer with us. I also love Smack Dab In The Middle. It's a fun and upbeat take on a love song. And of course, Rodeo Moon, which I was already in love with from Toby's album. Both versions are great and I was happy to hear Chris' version of the song. Between the Rainbows and the Rain is another great song that actually made me cry a bit. And Pass My Hat which I have to admit made me hope that Chris would be singing in french! I loved that Chris included Blue Bonnet Blues on this album. Not one track was disappointing and I can't wait for the next album from Chris! -Argie
Was 13 99 and well worth it !!!!!!!! I've listened to it 3 times already!!!!! I hear a CMA on its way!!! -CopenhagenOutlaw