Chuck Pyle, American country singer–songwriter, Died at 70

Chuck Pyle was born on January 28, 1945, and died on November 6, 2015, in Palmer Lake, Colorado.

He was an American country singer–songwriter.

He was known as the “Zen Cowboy’ for the spiritual influence Chuck brought to his music, he grew up in Newton, Iowa.

Chuck moved to the Boulder, Colorado around 1965.

While he was watching a performance by Michael Martin Murphey in 1970, Pyle decided he wanted to become a songwriter.

His music started to spread widely in the Rocky Mountain state area.

After Pyle wrote the theme song to the PBS show Spirit of Colorado, he was selected to sing at the opening show of the Colorado Legislature.

Chuck also regularly played New Thought churches around the country after first playing the Unity Church of Boulder in 1986.

He has released 13 albums in all during his career.

Mr Pyle wrote “Cadillac Cowboy” for Chris LeDoux, which appeared on LeDoux’s 1988 album Chris Ledoux & The Saddle Boogie Band.

The singer also wrote Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Jaded Lover” from 1975’s Ridin’ High.

Throughout his career, Chuck Pyle also wrote songs recorded by fellow Colorado resident John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Suzy Bogguss, Owen
Temple, and Gary P. Nunn, among others.

Chuck Pyle passed away at 70 yrs old and died on November 6, 2015.