‘Catch of the Day’ – Ned LeDoux – “Brother Highway” [VIDEO]
Today we turn our attention to a second generation singer and songwriter, a performer whose legendary father inspired country performers like Garth Brooks. This young man definitely has some large shoes to fill, a legacy he manages to live up to just fine, thank you.
In the world of country music, the last name of LeDoux casts an awfully big shadow. And when he started playing drums in his father's backing band Western Underground in 1998, Ned LeDoux knew there was no plan B, and definitely no turning back. And when his father Chris passed away from cancer in 2005, Ned continued to tour with WU, stepping into an awfully large pair of Luccheses. He picked up a guitar and learned some of his dad's songs, while splitting lead vocal duties for Western Underground with Oklahoman Dustin Evans, and continuing on the drums. Stepping out from behind the drums was an enveloping experience for Ned, who soon had a whole catalog of his legendary father's music under his belt.
In 2015 Ned headed to Nashville with a satchel full of songs his father had begun, sitting down with legendary producer, songwriter and musician Mac MacAnally, who produced Chris' 2 final albums, so the collaboration was a natural progression. Ned is planning on putting these songs together into an album, mixing his new material with the first new Chris LeDoux penned songs in over a decade.
Ned has been steadily touring and performing, opening for acts like Toby Keith, Randy Houser and Chris Janson. Bringing his father's legacy to a new group of fans. One new song they will hear from Ned on tour is his latest single, the lead from his debut solo EP Forever a Cowboy, which is in our spotlight today. Ned LeDoux and "Brother Road" is our Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.