Doug Stone found his mark in music as a lonesome baritone balladeer, although he was very adept at hard-up-tempo country. Doug began at age five learning guitar from his mother an avid singer and guitarist. At age seven he was given the opportunity, by his mother, to open for Loretta Lynn. Life presented Doug a drastic change with the divorce of his mother and father. Doug, as result, moved in with his dad. As his youthful years past, Doug played at skating rinks, local bars or any money making project to help his father make ends meet. In the daytime Doug worked as a mechanic, something else that came to him naturally.
Doug had already past the age of 30 when a Nashville manager paired him up with Epic, his first record label. He debuted in 1990 with the single, “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” the first release from his 1990 self-titled debuted album Doug Stone for Epic records. This album produced a handful of chart-topping singles. Following these songs was his first number one, “In a Different Light”. In addition, the single was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Both this album and its successor, 1991’s I Thought It Was You, earned a platinum certification from The Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of one million copies. Two more albums for Epic, 1992’s From The Heart and 1994’s More Love, were each certified gold. Stone has charted twenty-two singles on Hot Country Songs, with his greatest chart success coming between 1990 and 1995. In this time span, he charted eight Number Ones including: “In a Different Light”, “A Jukebox and a Country Song”, “Too Busy Being in Love”, “Addicted to a Dollar", and “Why Didn’t I think of That” to name a few, plus fifteen more Top Five singles.
In April 2012 Doug Stone hit the road again bringing this hits to venues and fans around the country. It also inspired him to go back and pull out all the demo sessions he had recorded over the previous 20 years and in 2014 he released the album Doug Stone ‘The Demo’s’: 20 Years of Life.
Now in 2022- 32 years, 8 #1 singles, 15 top 10 singles, and over 10 Million album sales later, the singer of timeless country hits like “A Jukebox with a Country Song” & “In a Different Light” is still running the roads performing to dedicated fans all across the nation. Sharing his testimony of a close relationship with the Lord after several years of alcohol abuse, a nearly 5 years sober Stone is at the top of his game once again. With a new acoustic project of re-recorded hits slated for release in 2022, Doug Stone continues to produce pure country gold.
Source: Artist's Official Website
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