Brooks to Accept LeDoux’s Pioneer Award

Garth Brooks will accept the Academy of Country Music’s Pioneer Award on behalf of the late Chris LeDoux’s family during a special presentation at the 40th annual ACM Awards show in Las Vegas. The mention of LeDoux’s name in Brooks’ 1989 debut single, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” resulted in a heightened interest in LeDoux’s music and live shows. LeDoux died of cancer on March 9. The ACM Awards show takes place May 17 in Las Vegas and will be broadcast on CBS.