We're featuring Chris LeDoux on the 98.1 Classic Country Show spotlight this morning.

Chris LeDoux, was born October 2, 1948 in Biloxi, Mississippi and became a singing Bronc Rider.  He was of French descent on his father’s side.  His dad was in the US Air Force.  His family moved often when he was a child due to his father’s Air Force career. Finally, the family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he attended Cheyenne Central High School.

LeDoux married Piggy Phoads on January 4, 1972, they had five children, four boys and one girl.  His son, Ned, is following in his dad’s footsteps, touring the country, singing his dad’s music and just recently appeared at Rollie’s Rednecks and Longnecks in Sauk Rapids on July 18th and wowed the crowd.  Ned sounds and looks just like his dad.

In August 2000, Chris LeDoux was diagnosed with Scherosing Cholangitis which required a liver transplant.  LeDoux received a transplant on October 7, 2000.  In November 2004, LeDoux was diagnosed with liver complications and underwent radiation treatment until his death on March 9, 2005 at age 57.  He was survived by his wife of 33 years and their five children.  Musician, singer, songwriter and rodeo competitor active from 1971-2005.

Join me from the Benton County Fair when I broadcast live from 9 am to 1 pm, the 98.1 Classic Country Show stop by and say hi.  You can hear the show at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.




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