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Chris LeDoux Biography

Chris LeDoux Biography

Chris LeDoux (October 2, 1948–March 9, 2005) was an American country music singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. During his career LeDoux recorded thirty-six albums (many self-released) which have sold more than six million units in the United States as of January 2007. He was awarded one gold album certification from the RIAA, and was nominated for a Grammy Award and the Academy of Country Music Music Pioneer Award.

In 2000, LeDoux suffered an illness that required him to receive a liver transplant. Garth Brooks volunteered to donate part of his liver, but it was found to be incompatible. An alternative donor was located, and LeDoux did receive a transplant. After his recovery he released two additional albums. LeDoux died on March 9, 2005 of complications from liver cancer. He was survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Peggy,and their children Clay, Ned, Will, Beau, and Cindy, as well as his mother, Bonnie.

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