Capitol Records honored legendary recording artist Chris LeDoux with a party to celebrate record sales in excess of five million. Friends, family and the country music industry gathered to celebrate the singer's success. Capitol presented LeDoux with a Gold plaque commemorating his 20 GREATEST HITS record and another plaque honoring sales of five million records with Capitol. The label also surprised LeDoux with a double-barrel Parker collectible shotgun. "I am amazed at how quickly the years have flown since I signed with Capitol," said LeDoux, "and I'm even more amazed at how many records have been sold in the past 12 years. My thanks go out to all the people who have been involved in making this day possible."
"The word icon gets overused in our business but it's absolutely the right word to describe Chris LeDoux." said Mike Dungan, President and CEO Capitol Records Nashville.
On July 22nd, Capitol will release HORSEPOWER, the 36th album of Chris LeDoux's career. It's an album that perfectly captures the power of Chris LeDoux. It's cowboy poetry with a rocking beat. Filled with songs that exalt the western life, it's reflective at times, and just plain fun the rest of the time.
Look for Chris to appear on the cover of AMERICAN PROFILE magazine later this summer. His tour is currently in full force, including a performance at the world famous Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 23rd.