Azle Singer’s Life Has The Makings Of A Great Country Song

By Carol Cavazos, CBS 11 News

AZLE (CBSDFW.COM) – They say if you play a country music song backwards, you get your truck or your girl or your dog back again. But that’s just a saying.

Les Davidson is a country music singer from Azle. Someone stole his trailer with all his band equipment in it.  “I got my trailer back. It just didn’t have any equipment in it. It was empty,” Les said with a soft laugh.

2010 for Les had all the makings of a melancholy country song. He was in a head-on collision in May.  “They had to put some pins and screws in there and wire my kneecap back together,” Les said.

Visiting him in the hospital, his wife Tia felt sick and was admitted herself. Her abdomen ballooned with toxins. She went into a coma. Tia would need a liver AND kidney transplant.  But no hospital would do it.

“They said she wasn’t going to make it. They wanted me to get everything ready and get whatever clothes she wanted to be buried in,” Les said.

But he refused to accept it. He found a surgeon at Methodist Dallas who performed Tia’s life saving operation in October.

Tia is already driving herself to doctors’ appointments.

“When everyone else said I didn’t have a chance, they took a chance on me and saved my life,” Tia said.

Tia had once told Les she never wanted extraordinary measures to save her life.  Les had refused to accept that too.

“It’s because he wouldn’t give up on me and that gave me the strength to fight it and get through,” Tia said.

“I knew she had the fight in her and with everybody’s prayers she was gonna make it,” Les said.

Both are country music singers who hope to start their comeback in February. Tia is a singer in Les’ band. But she’s also the harmony in his life.

Tia said she hopes one day to meet her donor family to thank them for helping to
save her life.


One Comment

  1. BrandiSmith says:

    It’s a shame that someone stole everything for thier music career when they were both in the hospital. They are both good people who didn’t deserve that.

  2. Carol Gulas says:

    God bless this couple. If I had the money I’d replace his equipment. I’ll buy his CD if he has one for sale.

  3. Hemroidious says:

    Country music, Nascar, John Deer and Budweiser beer, Hot dam!

  4. steve says:

    I like turtles!

  5. Erin Manning says:

    The Davidson family is amazing! I’m one of there close friends and watching tia overdone this obstacle and seeing les stand or rather sit 😉 beside her thru it all was breathtaking heartbreaking and like changing all at the same time! I love the both of them very much and am so happy that they are both are doing well!!!

  6. Natalie bell says:

    I’ve known les and tia for 8 yrs there both wonderful people and she is truly a blessing and miracle friend. We r so glad she’s with us. She’s very strong willed. Can’t wait to hear them play again

  7. Linda Lumpkins says:

    Great and wonderful people!!! This couple is very well loved.. If there was any way that i could i would them some more equipment because the music they make together is awesome. So i ask if there is anybody out there that can help them in any way please reach out and help them. If you would like to help them please contact me on my face book linda dillinder-lumpkins and we will talk more. I love you little brother and you too sister Tia.

  8. Terri Newsome says:

    So glad to here that both of them are doing good.

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