Ned LeDoux wraps up an already career defining and memorable 2017 which was capped with an invitation to open for one of music’s biggest superstars and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks last Friday night in Nashville, TN. LeDoux performed in front of Brooks’ sold out crowd at Bridgestone Arena.
This year also included Ned taking home his first major award win…’Best Male Vocalist’ at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards honoring the best in country music from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska.
In November Ned released his first full-length album “Sagebrush” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The Heatseekers chart is the week’s top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 at the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Country Albums, Latin Albums, Christian Album or Gospel Albums.
These career moments are the result of almost 20 years of hard work and touring. On stage since the late 90s as the drummer in his dad’s band, he put down the sticks two years ago, picked up a guitar and stepped to the front of the stage where he continues to tour heavily all over the US as a solo artist. The heavy touring and energetic shows have paid off earning Ned his own fervent and loyal following of fans who were eager for the release of his first full-length debut album “Sagebrush.”
“Sagebrush” is now available at all digital retailers. Sagebrush carries on the traditions, music and cowboy way of life passed down to him by his mom and dad, Peggy and Chris LeDoux.
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“Sagebrush” carries on the traditions, music and cowboy way of life passed down to him by his mom and dad, Peggy and Chris LeDoux. Produced by award-winning Mac McAnally, Sagebrush completes and follows on the heels of his debut EP Forever A Cowboy released last year. Ned wrote or co-wrote eight of the 12 songs included on “Sagebrush”, and each song leaves no doubt as to what the LeDoux name stands for in country music.
Learn more about Ned LeDoux and his inspiration for “Sagebrush” and carrying on his dad’s legacy while at the same time forging his own…
Carrying on with his family traditions and cowboy way of life is important to Ned as you can hear in the song “Forever A Cowboy.” Ned puts his own spin on his endless touring with “Brother Highway” about all the time he has spent on the road with various bands since his days in high school before landing full time as the drummer in his Dad’s band Western Underground. Ned says he doesn’t even need a road map anymore…that he and the highway are like brothers. He wants to write songs about what he knows, keep the themes simple and harken back to the sound of good ole country music but with an edge.
Ned has been burning up the highway to bring his new music to his loyal and dedicated fans sharing the stage with artists Toby Keith, Josh Turner, Chris Janson and Randy Houser. On tour, the show is a special blend of Ned’s original songs along with a few of his Dad’s.