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Open Letter to Chris Cagle - Country Music Star

Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart—there is no other way.

Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle's Birthdate: November 10th, 1968

Chris Cagle's Birthdate: November 10th, 1968

Includes Chris Cagle's song list (in bold)

Hey Ya'll, I've been thinking it was time I shared another country music star with you. Well, Look What I Found, cowboy Chris Cagle! You Might Want to Think About It before listening to his music, but I guarantee Chicks Dig It and guys will too!

Don't Ask Me No Questions until I'm done with this article. I will then answer Everything you want to know.

I'd Be Lying if I didn't mention that Chris Cagle's sultry ballads could literally melt an unlit candle. He has a gift of captivating sold out concerts with his seductive smile and playful lyrics.

There is always a Ton Of Love tossed in his direction from awe-struck fans. He shouts to the applauding audience to, Dance Baby Dance!

Chances are there is always a Maria in the crowd of admirers. The Southern Girl wearing the Little Sundress, that makes you think, Now I Know What Mama Meant.

The Safe Side is not part of Maria's world. She's a Caglehead groupie. Groupie's prefer to Rock The Boat, even in a Wal-Mart Parking Lot. It's wise to let Maria be and Thank God She Left The Whiskey! Something That Wild just needs to be tamed.

As security leads Maria off the premises she sobs, Are You Ever Gonna Love Me?

I Breathe In, I Breathe Out and make a mental note, not go anywhere near her granny panties that she tossed onstage.

Chris Cagle I Breathe In, I Breathe Out #1 Hit

Caglehead's Unite for Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle has been a part of the country music industry since 2000. His tunes are known as Redneck Rock n Roll, but he's all Country By The Grace Of God. Born in Deridder, Louisiana Chris was always a country boy at heart. He moved around a lot, but he knew he wanted to be Anywhere but Here.

Chris dropped of college after one year and moved to Nashville. He knew It Takes Two and between his looks and talent he had Just Enough to be a shining star.

I could only imagine what was going through Chris' head, such as...When I Get There, I'm going to Play It Loud! I'm going to write music about how My Life's Been a Country Song. I'll be Pouring Good Whiskey On The Past and most important is Let There Be Country Girls!

Chris Cagle had to struggle a bit before hitting it big. He worked for a few years as a bartender and waiter. He was also a nanny to three little girls for a few months. I'm sure he was a great nanny, but he was probably thinking, I'll Grown My Own one day. Which he did in 2010 and 2011, with the birth of his daughters Stella and Piper.

His daughters taught him how to "man up" instantly. He dreads the day he has to give their hand in marriage.

In 2010 he met the love of his life, his wife Kay in Oklahoma, where he went to rediscover himself. He had a Change Me attitude. Chris was burned out and needed a break.

Chris was married from 2001-2003 to a school teacher. Even though he vowed he would never marry again he did. His new life is his happy place. It's like he was Never Ever Gone to Cagleheads, but What a Beautiful Day when Chris Cagle returned with new tunes.

Chris Cagle "Got My Country On"

Quote from Chris Cagle

Chris: "I'm a lot like charcoal. Once you light me up I'll burn hot for a long, long time, but if you pour water on me it takes a little effort to get me started again."

Sunshine: Amen!

More about Chris Cagle

Ask Chris what's Growin' Love in his heart and he'll tell you family, ranch and music. Those are his top priorities. A Love Between a Woman and a Man could move mountains. Chris built his families homestead nail by nail. He could proudly say Look At What I've Done.

When there is a solid foundation to build on such as Lovin' You Lovin' Me even a cowboy who was once as rowdy as a redneck could simmer down. Who Needs the Whiskey or wild nights in Laredo, when he could have a Night On The Country on his own ranch.

Having 5 CD's, two gold albums, two #1 albums, 12 charted songs under his brass belt buckle I think Chris Cagle definitely Got My Country On.

I've been a fan since 2000 and I'm sure Chris is thinking, It's Good To Be Back, because on behalf of cagleheads everywhere we agree and say YEEHAW! Chris had once said, "when he's happy, he smiles through the radio." You Still Do That To Me.

Chris Cagle - Chicks Dig It

Comments

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 10, 2012:

(11/10) Happy 44th Birthday to Chris Cagle!!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 10, 2012:

Hi DDE, I'm glad you enjoy Chris Cagle's country tunes!

Christy! Thanks for the share!!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 10, 2012:

Hey RC, I'm thinking Caglehead might have come from Parrothead. Our heads are thinking alike, again!! To me country music lately is sounding more like wtf? It's nice when artists stick with their genres. Thanks for stopping by!

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on November 05, 2012:

I like the richness of his voice! I have heard Got My Country On but did not know he sings this one. Now I do :) Vote up and going to share on FB too.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 01, 2012:

Thanks for sharing this Hub, I am familiar with Chris Cagle and do enjoy listening to his songs while working online

Rich from Kentucky on October 23, 2012:

Would've swore I commented here before. Oh well, so I'm losing it with age. Not a Caglehead, but do enjoy some of his work. So much of country music is sounding the same anymore. Really beginning to miss many of the old artists. Great hub as always Linda! I wonder, could "Caglehead" be a takeoff on the Jimmy Buffett "Parrothead" concept? lol

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 23, 2012:

Daisy, I'm due for another cowboy hub. One day, when time permits. Thanks for visiting Chris Cagle again.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 23, 2012:

Alecia, I agree. Chris Cagle never did give up on his dreams, he just took a short hiatus and came back swinging!:)

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on October 23, 2012:

Linda,

I came back to read your very clever Hub again.What a great way to present Chris Cagle's song list!

Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on October 23, 2012:

I haven't heard of him but his story sounds interesting. It's always encouraging to hear about someone not giving up on their dreams.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on October 23, 2012:

Ruchira ~ Bridalletter ~ moonlake ~ Unknown spy ~ bravewarrior

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with Chris Cagle. I hope you enjoyed his country music tunes as much as I do :)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 29, 2012:

I've never heard of Chris Cagle (I'm more rock n roll and southern rock) but he sure is a cutie!

Life Under Construction from Neverland on September 28, 2012:

Hats off again Shine!!! Yeehaw!!!

moonlake from America on September 27, 2012:

Funny you should have Chris Cagle in your hub. We use to have weight watchers at the Holiday Inn. One day we ladies were standing in line and Chris Cagle came walking towards us. My friend who never says anything said "Oh my a cowboy." He had his hat on and tipped his hat to all of us fat ladies. He was here for the Hodag Country Fest.

Enjoyed your hub. Voted uP!

Brenda Kyle from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA on September 25, 2012:

I am in love and of course I like his music too. Thank you for sharing such a heart throb!

Ruchira from United States on September 25, 2012:

Honestly, never heard him until now :)

Beautiful tribute, Linda.

Yeehaw!!

Sharing it across!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 24, 2012:

Hi B! I'm glad you enjoyed Chris Cagle's videos!

Hi Sue, I Breathe In, I Breathe Out is Chris Cagle's signature song. It's also the first song I heard of his and the rest is history.

Hi Dianna, Like Chris said Family, Ranch and Music are his priorities :)

Yay drbj for being a cagle-ite!

Thank y'all for stopping by! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 24, 2012:

Hi Vellur, I'm glad you found another country singer to enjoy. Yay for Chris Cagle!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on September 19, 2012:

Thanks for the intro, Linda. Now I'm a Cagle-ite. Clever hub, too. :)

Dianna Mendez on September 18, 2012:

He has a great talent and I love how he is still able to father his children in spite of his busy career. Thanks for sharing. Great tribute.

Sueswan on September 18, 2012:

Hi Linda,

I think I heard the song I breath in I breath out but I am not sure because it says the uploader has not made this video available in your country.

If it is the song I am thinking about, I really like it. Never knew who the artist was but thanks to you now I do.

Voted up , awesome and sharing :)

b. Malin on September 18, 2012:

A very Clever and Fun read Sunshine. I hadn't heard of him before, but I played the Videos... and now, I'm a Fan, thanks to YOU!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 17, 2012:

Have not heard him, after reading your hub am planning to. Thanks for sharing, I love country songs. Voted up and shared.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 16, 2012:

Hi alocsin and midget38, Thanks for stopping by to check out Chris Cagle. Chicks and guys dig him! :)

Michelle Liew from Singapore on September 16, 2012:

A great rribute to a great singer with a great voice. Enjoyed the videos. Shared,tweeted and Google plused.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on September 16, 2012:

I'd never heard of this singer before, Linda, which is no surprise because I don't follow country music. But I like what I've heard. Thanks for the intro. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 16, 2012:

Haha Maria! I thought you would enjoy that part of my story. Those Maria's could be wild women! Thanks for your comment and your added humor! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 16, 2012:

Hiya Cogerson, It was my pleasure to introduce you to Chris. You know I aim to please. I'm a country music loving woman on a mission! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 16, 2012:

Hi Made! I knew you would know of Chris Cagle. He sings the kind of country music that we like. Thanks for stopping by!:)

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on September 16, 2012:

Well this Maria is sobbing with laughter...ai yi yi, have I been escorted out of some places in my day. OK, I'll call it youthful effusiveness.

I would be flipping dangerous at a CC Concert. I need some chicks who will dig this like me for a security escort...is my guardian angel in the house?

Voted deliciously UP and UABI. Hugs, MARIA

UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on September 16, 2012:

Thanks for continuing my country music education.....I have to admit I was not aware of him before this hub....but you have me interested in his music based not only on the videos you included but also the words you wrote about him in the Sunshine clever way.....your hard work really paid off in this hub. Voted up and awesome.

Madeleine Salin from Finland on September 16, 2012:

I know who Chris Cagle is! :) I haven't actually listened much to his songs, but I will start now. I want to see more of that seductive smile and listen to more of his playful lyrics. I love country music! This is a very clever hub. Thanks for sharing this Sunshine.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 16, 2012:

Very true RC, it works best on paper. Luckily Chris Cagle has some awesome song titles for me to work with or else it wouldn't have worked out as well. Gotta watch out for those Maria's! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 16, 2012:

Hi Mary, I'm glad to hear you like Chris' voice :)

Rich from Kentucky on September 15, 2012:

Very clever! I did something similar years ago in comedy where I wrote a closing statement using the names of rock bands. Found out quick that something like that works much better on paper than when performing live, especially to drunks! lol

Great Job.... as always! Enjoyed!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on September 15, 2012:

I never heard of this guy, but I'm "out of the loop" on modern singers and country music. You did a great job with this one, and I have to admit I kinda like his voice.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Hi Ky! I'm thrilled that you are so thrilled with this thrilling tribute to Chris!:) I know I'm behind with my country music hubs and I promise to create more when time permits. I have a few on my list for upcoming entertainment. I hope you are doing well. Thank you for stopping by :)

Ky4KeithUrban from Kentucky on September 15, 2012:

Loved this !!I really liked how you worked his song titles in it.He came out the same year as Rascal Flatts..I have his very first Cd and have him on Spotify..Love great country singers and his good looks sure are easy on the eyes..Yes this Chick digs him..AWESOME AMAZING FANTASTIC Hub Linda!! Can not wait on your next country hub.. Thumbs up!Shared it 3 places!! Kudos to Ya!! YEEHAW!! :-)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

That's a great question Nell and I have to agree with you, even though I'm sure others would agree to disagree. Thanks for your comment!:)

Nell Rose from England on September 15, 2012:

Love the way you wrote this! and can you please answer me a question? why do you Americans get all the lovely hot guy singers? its just not fair, I am going to protest! lol! nice one, and voted up! cheers nell

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Hi TT, This hub was quite a challenge, but Chris Cagle was worth the every moment of it. Thanks for stopping by!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Thank you for the Yeehaw Docmo! I appreciate your seal of approval! :)

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on September 15, 2012:

A fantastic and unique way to write a hub and to pay tribute to a great singer. Very entertaining and enjoyable read. Nicely done.

Mohan Kumar from UK on September 15, 2012:

Not heard of him before, Linds, but after this cleverly constructed, smart tribute and these wonderful song, I'll never forget him either. Thanks to you. YEEHAW!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Hey Keith! Thanks for checking out Chris...I'll make a caglehead outta you one day! :)

KDuBarry03 on September 15, 2012:

Thanks for the share, Linda! I never heard of Chris Cagle before, but his music is pretty good :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Effer, You know I aim to please and I would only introduce you to the finest of country singers. Chris Cagle is one fine cowboy! Thanks for checking him out! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Hello Rosemary! Yay, I'm glad to hear you are a fellow caglehead! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Thanks Sasha, I hope you enjoy Chris Cagle's music as much as the cagleheads do!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Georgie! See there is a lot of awesome country music singers...you just have to be patient with me while I introduce you to them all :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Hi Rema and Daisy, Thanks for reading about Chris...to know him is to love his music.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Hi Janine, I'm glad to hear and I'm sure Chris is also that he has a new fan! Yeehaw!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 15, 2012:

Hi Bill and thank you! I had a feeling you would know of Chris Cagle.

Suzie from Carson City on September 15, 2012:

Oh My.....Never heard of him before, but I sure do thank you, for the introduction. He is too cute, first of all....and he sings too! Wow!

The way you put these letters to your readers together, using the song titles, is absolutely amazing and screams of your creativity.

No one does it like Sunshine. And to think you do it all so effortlessly and smoothly... just like it's 2nd nature to you.....and when it comes to C&W artists, I think it IS 2nd nature to you!!!.............UP+++

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on September 15, 2012:

What a super hub. I love the way you have written this... you clever girl you.

Chris Cagle has a wonderful voice and I too am a big fan

Voting up AB & I

Sasha Kim on September 15, 2012:

This is some fantastically creative writing Linda! I love it. I didn't know who Chris Cagle was before this.. but I will most certainly be giving him a listen here and there ^_^ Voted up and shared!

GH Price from North Florida on September 15, 2012:

Ha! I second the clever vote! Your Hub reminds me of a challenge I did years ago. I hate Iron Maiden and one of my best friends hated Metallica. We had to take as many titles of the band we didn't like and work them into a poem! I will have to check out Christ Cagle. I love country music that doesn't suck! :)

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on September 15, 2012:

Linda,

What a very clever article! It must have been a challenge to write it.

Thanks for introducing me to Chris Cagle. I have someone "new" to add to my country artist listening list

Rema T V from Chennai, India on September 15, 2012:

Hi Linda,

Good one as usual. I am not familiar with this name but I enjoyed the videos. Thanks. Cheers, Rema.

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on September 15, 2012:

Ok Linda, I admit I never really heard of him before your article, but from his looks alone probably could have converted me, but then I heard his voice and I am sold!! Awesome article and tribute to Chris Cagle and of course have voted, shared and tweeted too!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 15, 2012:

Love his voice and love his songs. Great tribute Linda!