LeDoux Celebrates Career Achievement

Cowboy country singer Chris LeDoux celebrated a belated career milestone Wednesday night (July 9) in Nashville. Capitol Records Nashville chief Mike Dungan presented with a LeDoux a plaque for 5 million total record sales, a feat that the former rodeo cowboy actually accomplished three years ago. “Unfortunately, Chris had a little talk with God and had to leave us for a while,” Dungan said, referring to the singer’s life-threatening liver transplant surgery. Durng the ceremony LeDoux was also presented a gold plaque for his 20 Greatest Hits album. He told the crowd, “I couldn’t have done this without the help of a lot of people. They gently nudged this lazy old cowboy along to get out there and do this for a living. If it weren’t for them, I’d be singing to the sheep and the cows still.” LeDoux’s 36th album, Horsepower, is set for July 22 release. 07/10/03