Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)

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  • One line mentions a "Worn-out tape of Chris LeDoux." Chris LeDoux was a country singer who had been performing for years but had never achieved a large following. However, he was a big influence on Brooks. When this song became a hit, it resurrected LeDoux's career. Brooks and LeDoux later collaborated on "What'cha Gonna Do With a Cowboy?" LeDoux passed away in 2005 at age 56.
  • This was Brooks' first hit. >>
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  • Buzz from Fairbanks, AkI've followed Chris LeDoux since seeing him in concert at the Montana State Fair in 1989. Heard him interviewed on American Country Countdown many years age. He said he was driving with his family somewhere in WY first time he heard this song. He said as he listened to it, he liked the song, as it was somethign he could really relate to. When he heard his name mentioned, he did/said nothing. A few minutes after the song was over, he turned to his wife and asked her if she'd heard what he did. She smiled and said that she had, but wasn't sure she'd believed it until he asked her. It was a cool story, but nothing like he drove off the road/freaked out...
    Like Garth Brooks, Chris was a great concert performer.
  • Joel from Lawrence, KsI like the fact that this song is about rodeo. It also mentions Chris LeDoux's name in a later lyric. We would listen to this song as well as many others on road trips.
  • Kevin from Sandy, UtIt's been said that the first time Chris LeDoux heard this song he was driving his truck and when it mentioned his name he had to pull over because he couldn't believe it.
  • J.t. from Winnemucca, NvGarth DID idolize Chris, but Chris didn't really idolize Garth. Garth always said that including Chris's name in the song is what made it a hit, Chris always said that Garth using his name resurected him and thanked him.
  • Jennie from Gouldsboro, United StatesI think it's funny that Garth idolized Chris LeDoux and Chris idolized Garth
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