On Friday, January 30th, recording artist Ned LeDoux made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the Ryman Auditorium! He performed his new single “Brother Highway” from his EP Forever a Cowboy.
Ned is the son of the late great Chris LeDoux. “What an honor it is to be here tonight,” said Ned LeDoux on making his debut at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman. “My Dad never had the opportunity to play the Ryman stage, but I know he’s standing right here next to me tonight having that chance now.”
“Brother Highway” was co-written with Mark Sissel, a founding member and guitar player in his Dad’s band Western Underground. Making his Opry debut even more poignant, Sissel played guitar for the younger LeDoux Friday night as he performed “Brother Highway.” Ned closed his Opry debut with an emotional and stunning acoustic performance of “The Hawk,” a song he wrote as a tribute to his Dad, and is also included on Forever A Cowboy.
Forever a Cowboy, produced by award-winning Mac McAnally and distributed by Thirty Tigers, includes “We Ain’t Got It All,” the first new Chris LeDoux co-write in over two decades. When Ned’s mom passed along a stack of his dad’s papers that included a list of unfinished song ideas and lyrics, Ned packed them up and travelled to Nashville to work with McAnally where they finished one of the ideas which became “We Ain’t Got It All,” – a brand new song by Chris LeDoux, co-written with his son Ned and McAnally. The song has now become Ned’s personal favorite to sing on the road because it’s the first original song he co-wrote with his Dad. He feels it is a nice tribute as it seems to pick up right where his Dad left off and carries on the LeDoux sound to and from a new generation.
Want to see Ned talk about his inspiration for Forever a Cowboy and carrying on his Dad’s legacy while at the same time forging his own? Head Here
Forever a Cowboy Track Listing:
1) “We Ain’t Got It All” (Ned LeDoux, Chris LeDoux, Mac McAnally)
2) “Brother Highway” (Ned LeDoux, Mark Sissel)
3) “Forever a Cowboy” (Ned LeDoux, Chris LeDoux, Mac McAnally)
4) “Johnson County War” (Chris LeDoux)
5) “The Hawk” (Ned LeDoux)
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