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Six CDs Pair Twelve Of The Late Country Music Superstar’s Best Albums, Originally Released Between 1974 and 1993
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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 Records Nashville/EMI Music Catalog Marketing is proud to announce the release of twelve original Chris LeDoux albums on six CDs. The new ‘twofer’ CD campaign includes twelve of LeDoux’s most enduring albums recorded between 1974 and 1993, all 24-bit digitally remastered and presented with their original album cover art.

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 and brought much more 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 Records Nashville.

With sales of his 36 albums now 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 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 Capitol Nashville/EMI continues to honor LeDoux’s enduring musical legacy with its new catalog campaign to restore twelve of his best original albums.

Two complete albums on one CD (click on the link for the best price)

    Songs Of Rodeo & Country / Life As A Rodeo Mant

    Songbook Of The American West / Sing Me A Song Mr. Rodeo Mant

    Cowboys Ain't Easy To Love / Paint Me Back Home In Wyomingt

    Western Tunesmith / He Rides The Wild Horsest

    Used To Want To Be A Cowboy / Thirty Dollar Cowboyt

    Watcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy / Under This Old Hatt

Songs Of Rodeo And Country (1974) / Life As A Rodeo Man (1975)
1. The Buckskin Lady
2. Oklahoma Joe
3. Daydream Cowboy
4. Rodeo, You've Cast A Spell
5. True Western Movie
6. Joade The Rodeo Clown
7. Mighty Lucky Man
8. Easy Come, Easy Go
9. The Only Road You know
10. She's In Love With A Rodeo Man
11. Real live Buckeroo
12. Rusty Spurs
13. Amarillo By Morning
14. Time
15. Born To Follow Rodeo
16. Caballo Diablo
17. Wyoming Girl
18. I'm Country
19. Rhinestone Cowboy
20. Long Black Veil
21. Rodeo Rose
22. All Around Cowboy Of '64
23. John Ed Sang Cowpoke

Songbook Of The American West (1976) / Sing Me A Song Mr. Rodeo Man (1977)
1. I've Got To Be A Rodeo Man
2. The Littlest Cowboy Rides Again
3. The Double Diamond
4. Not For Heroes
5. Let's All Help The Cowboys (Sing The Blues)
6. A Cowboy Is A Hell Of A Man
7. Goin' And A Blowin'
8. Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
9. The Goodnight Loving Trail
10. Go Riding, Young Cowboy
11. There's Nobody Home On The Range Anymore
12. The Yellow Stud
13. All Around Cowboy
14. The Lawman Reverend
15. Our First Year
16. Grange Hall Dance
17. Billy The Kid
18. Daddy's Biggest Dream
19. Silver Tongued Devil
20. The Rodeo Fan
21. Bad Brahma Bull

Cowboys Ain’t Easy To Love (1978) / Paint Me Back Home In Wyoming (1979)
1. Cowboys Ain’t Easy To Love
2. Silence On The Line
3. Weekend Country Cowboy
4. Bars Shouldn't Have Mirrors
5. Round And Round She Goes
6. Tennessee Stud
7. Hoka Hey, Lakotas
8. The Blizzard
9. The Old Timer
10. Raised By The Railroad
11. Let That Leather Crack
12. Chisum
13. Paint Me Back Home In Wyoming
14. Ain't Had Time To Go Home
15. Cowcamp Blues
16. Lean, Mean And Hungry
17. Six Bucks A Day
18. Night Rider's Lament
19. Getting By A Quarter At A Time
20. Hippies In Calgary
21. Pilgrim's Progress
22. Coming Home Mom Waltz

Western Tunesmith (1980) / He Rides The Wild Horses (1981)
1. Country Star
2. Ten Seconds In The Saddle
3. Cowboy And The Rose
4. Old Paint
5. Dream on Cowboy
6. Dirt And Sweat Cowboy
7. Navarajo Wrangler
8. Come Riding Joe Cy
9. Get Along Little Doggies
10. All My Heroes Have Been Cowboys
11. I Don't Want To Be A Cowboy Anymore
12. He Rides the Wild Horses
13. So You Want To Be A Cowboy
14. Blue Eyes And Freckles
15. Back When We Was Kids
16. Just Riding Through
17. I Got You
18. Freedom, Just A State Of Mind
19. The Cowboy And The Hippie
20. Misfortune's Own Son
21. Old Tom Horn
22. When The Rodeo Comes To Town

Used To Want to Be A Cowboy (1982) / Thirty Dollar Cowboy (1983)
1. (I Used To Want To Be A) Cowboy
2. The Lights Of Amarillo
3. This Cowboy's Hat
4. Hobo Dreams
5. The Last Cowboy In Town
6. You Bring Out The Beast In Me
7. He's A Tryer
8. Desperado
9. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
10. Busted
11. Red Headed Stranger
12. They Couldn't Understand My Cowboy Songs
13. It Ain't The Years, It's The Miles
14. The Greatest Prize
15. Call Of The Wild
16. Thirty Dollar Cowboy
17. Montana Road
18. The Last Sunset
19. A Cowboy's Got To Ride
20. Ballad Of Will Rogers
21. Take Me Back To Wyoming

Watcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy (1992) / Under This Old Hat (1993)
1. Call Of The Wild
2. You Just Can't See Him From The Road
3. Little Long-Haired Outlaw
4. Making Ends Meet
5. Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy - duet with Garth Brooks
6. Hooked On An Eight-Second Ride
7. I'm Ready If You're Willing
8. Look At You Girl
9. Cadillac Ranch
10. Western Skies
11. The Ol' Double Diamond
12. Under This Old Hat
13. Get Back On That Pony
14. Every Time I Roll The Dice
15. Struggling Years
16. Cowboys Like A Little Rock And Roll - duet with Charlie Daniels
17. She's Tough
18. Soft Place To Fall
19. For Your Love
20. Wild And Wooly
21. Powder River Home
22. Cadillac Ranch (Dance Club Version)
23. Photo Finish