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Bareback Balladeer
April 11, 2005
I was disappointed SI made no mention of the passing of Chris LeDoux on March 9. Not only was Chris a respected country singer who often wrotes songs about the rodeo lifestyle, selling six million albums, but he was also the 1976 Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association bareback world champion. In an age in which all forms of popular music seem fabricated, here was a man who truly lived what he sang. Rest in peace, cowboy.
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April 11, 2005

Bareback Balladeer

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I was disappointed SI made no mention of the passing of Chris LeDoux on March 9. Not only was Chris a respected country singer who often wrotes songs about the rodeo lifestyle, selling six million albums, but he was also the 1976 Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association bareback world champion. In an age in which all forms of popular music seem fabricated, here was a man who truly lived what he sang. Rest in peace, cowboy.

David Appleby, Omaha

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