Chris LeDoux Family to be Presented 2012 Cowboy Keeper Award

The family of Chris LeDoux will accept the 2012 Cowboy Keep Award from the National Day of the Cowboy during the Governor’s VIP Ball August 18 in Douglas WY.

The late singer/songwriter, rodeo champion and sculptor, will be honored for having contributed significantly to the preservation of pioneer heritage and cowboy culture, alongside the Cowgirls Historical Foundation, J.R. Sanders, Susan Thomas, and the Will James Society.

Additionally, the sixth annual Chris LeDoux Spurs and Spikes Memorial Golf Tournament was held July 7, in Sheridan, WY to benefit the state’s Make-a-Wish Foundation. On June 16, The Chris LeDoux Foundation held the 2nd Annual Chris LeDoux Days in Kaycee, WY.

The Chris LeDoux Memorial Foundation funds the construction of the Chris LeDoux Memorial Park in Kaycee, WY and supports various charities, including the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The memorial park will be home to a life size and ¼ “Good Ride Cowboy” bronze sculpture by D. Michael Thomas.

LeDoux has sold over 6 million records and has recorded 30 career albums, 18 with Capitol Records Nashville.

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