Cody Johnson talks to "Rare Country" about carrying on the cowboy tradition of Chris LeDoux

From Rare Country
Tammy Ragusa
March 9, 2018

It has been more than 10 years since country music said goodbye to cowboy country star Chris LeDoux. The world champion bareback rider, who funded his rodeo habit by writing songs, was a monster influence on artists like Garth Brooks, who later became a good friend. In fact, when Chris needed a liver transplant, Garth tearfully offered to donate. Unfortunately, he was incompatible, and although an alternate donor was found, we lost Chris five years later. But Garth isn’t the only artist that Chris influenced with his high-octane shows and cleverly crafted songs. In fact, an entirely new generation of cowboy country singers tips their hats to the Grammy-nominated icon. Read the full article here.