March 10, 2005

Chris Ledoux - RIP

His music career sputtered along until he was mentioned in a Garth Brooks song.

Chris LeDoux, a former world champion bareback rider who parlayed songs about the rodeo life into a successful country music career, died Wednesday from complications of liver cancer. He was 56.

He had a lot of great songs, but my absolute favorite was called Five Dollar Fine:

Five Dollar Fine

We're a fun lovin' crowd, kinda rowdy and loud
Our jukebox won't play no sad songs
So don't come in here, and cry in your beer
'Cause we don't care 'bout who done who wrong

We've got a five dollar fine for whining
We'll tell you before you come in
If it ain't on your mind to have a good time
Ya'll come back and see us again

Well we don't really care about your clothes or your hair
This party is open to all
Yeah we like a good joke, and it's alright to smoke
We got just one rule on the wall

Repeat Chorus

Now there's too many fools makin too many rules
That's one thing you can't say about us
Cause we all get along when we sing the same song
There's just one thing that causes a fuss

Repeat Chorus

Adios amigo, you were never appreciated enough.

Posted by Ted at March 10, 2005 12:15 PM
Category: Square Pegs

Heck, I didn't realize he was in his 50s.

Posted by: Derek at March 10, 2005 05:20 PM

Never heard of him. I just lo-o-o-o-ve that lyric, though!

And, yeah, Derek. Liver death at 56. We can only hope that he had a great time and it was worth it to him.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 10, 2005 10:43 PM

He sang a duet with Jon Bon Jovi. Therefore, I love him. :) This is a loss to the music industry, whether many people know it or not. :(

Posted by: dawn at March 14, 2005 01:04 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Site Meter