Ned LeDoux Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine & Radio Show
How did you choose the title for the CD is there a story behind the name?
title is based off of a song on the album I wrote with my father-in-law
called Next In Line. It’s about hoping that the next generation will
carry on the family tradition.
Do you write the songs yourself?
are 12 tracks on this album. I wrote nine of them. The way I go about
writing songs is to take notes. As I gather those notes together I add a
melody. Sometimes it takes me 20 minutes to write a song. But most of
the time it takes me weeks or a couple of months.
My producer, Mac McAnally has been a Tremendous help.
Please tell us about the songs on your album, influencers etc.
write about what I know. I like to include my friends, family and the
landscape that I grew up in and different experiences that I’ve had over
my lifetime. I think it makes for a pretty good story.
You did a duet with Corb Lund. How did that happen to come about?
had this idea for a song and mailed it to me almost 2 years ago. I
worked with it a little bit but the summer schedule came along and I
wasn’t able to find the time to finish it. When I got Back into writing
mode, I came across this song in an old email, and decided to go ahead
and finish it along with Corb’s help. We are very proud of this song.
It’s about living life to the fullest in the cowboy way and may your
rowels still be spinning as they lay you in the ground.
Do you have any interesting stories about how fans have been affected by your music?
come up to me all the time and tell me about how one song or another
help them through different situations in their life. That’s the
beautiful thing about music. It’s helped me out tremendously in so many
different aspects of life. It’s really cool to write a song in my
basement, record it, put it out to the public then roll in to play a
show and have the crowd singing those songs word for word right along
Who Inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?
I’ve been playing music since I was just a little kid. Around the age
of six or seven. Music has always been a part of my life as far back as I
can remember. I’ve had many influences in my life musically but my
biggest influence is my dad.
What do you think about today’s music scene versus it’s post and where do you see it going in the future?
one thing about Music is that it’s always evolving. Groups are always
going to try new things, new sounds and push the envelope for something
new or different. I myself tend to stick to more of the traditional
sound but also aim for a little more depth. The music industry is a
tough way to make a living and if you break through, it feels good to
know ya did it your way and that’s the best way. I’m a terrible
pretender so I’ll just continue to write my own story.
What drives you?
a lesson I was taught many many years ago. Seize the day. Do the best
that you can at all times no matter what it is. I’ve never been one to
sit around on the couch and watch TV all day. There’s always something a
guy can do and these are the things I learned from my mom and dad who
are heroes to me and will be beyond forever. I never take any day for
granted and I’m thankful for everything that God blessed me with.
Any thoughts of retirement ahead?
When you get time off how do you like to relax?
got all kinds of irons in the fire. I enjoy carpentry work, painting,
landscaping, a little golf when I get the chance. But above all, I just
love to be home with my family.
What hopes and desires do you have?
I hope that the Las Vegas raiders win the Super Bowl next year.