Gold Buckle Dreams: The Life & Times of Chris LeDoux (Expanded Version)
Chris LeDoux was a rodeo icon, known for his ability to ride bareback horses and win championships. But Chris also had a talent with a guitar and an ability to put the life and thoughts of a rodeo cowboy into song. With the help of his family Chris started selling audio-cassettes out of his rigging bag at rodeos, just as a way to help pay his way down the road. Little did he or anyone else know that after he hung up his bareback rigging and stowed the rigging bag, that he would become a country music sensation, "Gold Buckle Dreams: The Life and Times of Chris LeDoux" tells not only of Chris's life growing up and on into rodeo, but is has been expanded to include his life after rodeo.
Although Chris LeDoux and his music had a big following in rodeo, it was not until Garth Brooks mentioned LeDoux in a song, that the rest of the world discovered the man. When his career ended in rodeo, LeDoux found a second round of fame in the music world, where he gained an international following. Unfortunately his life ended prematurely, but the legend and music of Chris LeDoux lives on.
Written by: David G. Brown
Paperback book, 316 pages