Words and Music by
William D. LeDune and Billie Jane LeDune © June 19, 1962
Creation Date: 9 Months Prior
Indiana native, Rick LeDune began his music career by singing his first church special at age 5. His family home was always filled with the music of Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Ray Price and every K-Tel record he could get his hands on. His folks bought him a yard sale box guitar around age 11 and it’s been full speed ahead ever since.
During high school, Rick’s Dad took a job in the coal mines. So the family was uprooted and transplanted to the east/central Illinois farmlands near Hume. Being the new kid in school usually isn’t much fun…unless you’re the new kid that picks a guitar!
Rick honed his stage performance and songwriting skills in numerous bands until after graduation, when he took the show on the road, touring extensively across the country playing anywhere and everywhere!
Rick did an 8 year stint in the U.S. Army, where he had the opportunity to perform in Australia, Korea, and Panama. During the gulf war, Rick penned a song called “Desert Storm” that brought him some notoriety in Virginia and earned him a spot as opening act for Lee Roy Parnell, Mark Collie and John Anderson during the 4th of July Celebration.
His next musical endeavor was to write, record and produce a full CD with his rockin’/country band called “Rick LeDune & Awesome Possum Project.” He still plays periodic gigs with “APP” but has now devoted nearly every waking moment to the craft of songwriting.
Rick has recently had songs recorded by two upcoming superstars. Nashville’s July Michael recorded the concert favorite “Can Ya Diggit?” written by Rick LeDune/Cindy Bell/Erik Nelson. Hoosier girl Abbi Scott and Nashville’s own Danny Wells hooked up with Rick to write “Too Country, Too Bad” which is scheduled to be released this fall on Abbi’s debut album!
Rick’s favorite quotes include; “Songwriting is a race…but remember…it’s a marathon…not a sprint!” ~ Kerry Kurt Phillips
“The music business offers you only one guarantee…the day you quit trying is the day you’re guaranteed NOT to succeed.” ~ Every writer that ever succeeded
So Rick continues to write…and he always will!!!
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