Chris Ledoux (October 2, 1948 – March 9, 2005). Chris would be on my top 10 all time favorite artists. He was great performer and singer. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums (many self-released) which have sold more than six million units in the United States. He was awarded one gold album certification from the RIAA, and was nominated for a Grammy Award and the Academy of Country Music Music Pioneer Award. He released "This Cowboy's Hat" in 1991 on his CD Western Underground.