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Doug Stone

Contemporary country star Doug Stone made his name as a lonesome baritone balladeer, though he's also adept at hard uptempo country. Stone was born and raised in Newnan, GA, and learned guitar from his mother -- also a country singer -- starting at age five. As a teenager, he performed in skating rinks in his hometown and later moved on to playing area bars while working long hours as a mechanic during the day. Stone was already several years past 30 when a Nashville-based manager saw his act and helped him finally land a record deal with Epic. His self-titled debut was released in 1990 and broke him in a big way with the despairing lead single "I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)," which shot into the country Top Five. Stone landed three more Top Ten hits from the album, including "Fourteen Minutes Old," "These Lips Don't Know How to Say Goodbye," and his first number one, "In a Different Light." He quickly completed a follow-up album, I Thought It Was You, for release in 1991, which confirmed his downtrodden persona and became his second straight million-seller on the strength of three Top Five hits: the title track, "Come in Out of the Pain," and a second number one in "A Jukebox with a Country Song." Shortly before the release of his third album, From the Heart, in 1992, Stone underwent quadruple bypass surgery; he recovered in time to issue the holiday album The First Christmas by year's end. Meanwhile, From the Heart kept spinning off one hit after another: "Warning Labels" and "Made for Lovin' You" went Top Ten, and both "Too Busy Being in Love" and "Why Didn't I Think of That" topped the charts. Stone continued his frantic hitmaking pace with 1993's More Love, which contained three Top Ten smashes in "Addicted to a Dollar," "I Never Knew Love," and the title track. Like From the Heart, More Love went gold, and Stone followed it in 1995 with the compilation Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, whose newly recorded "Little Houses" went Top Ten. Later in the year, Stone returned with Faith in Me, Faith in You; while it featured hits in the title track and "Born in the Dark," nothing reached the Top Ten. To make matters worse, his health problems continued: in December 1995, he suffered a near-fatal heart attack, and the recuperation time put the recording of his next album on hold. In 1997, Stone was nearly killed in a plane crash, and all the near-death experiences led him to slow down his touring and recording pace. He eventually parted ways with Columbia and went to Atlantic for 1999's Make Up in Love, his most pop-oriented offering to date. Thanks to declining sales, it was his only album for the label, and he subsequently moved to the independent Audium label for 2002's The Long Way. Live at Billy Bob's Texas was released by Smith Music Group in 2009. ~ Steve Huey
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Stations Featuring
Doug Stone

    '90s Country

    '90s Country
    6 songs

    Country Love

    Country Love
    1 song

    Classic Country

    Classic Country
    3 songs

    Country Holiday

    Country Holiday
    1 song

Albums by
Doug Stone

Top Songs by
Doug Stone

  1.   Song
  2.   In a Different Light
  3.   I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)
  4.   Why Didn't I Think of That
  5.   I Thought It Was You
  6.   Warning Labels
  7.   A Jukebox With a Country Song
  8.   Come in Out of the Pain
  9.   All I Want for Christmas Is You
  10.   Too Busy Being in Love
  11.   I Never Knew Love
  12.   Little Houses
  13.   Gone Out of My Mind
  14.   Oh Moon
  15.   The Difference Between a Woman and a Man
  16.   Small Steps
  17.   More Love
  18.   Make up in Love
  19.   Georgia on My Mind
  20.   Addicted to a Dollar
  21.   I Never Know Love
  22.   In a Different Light - Doug Stone
  23.   These Lips Don't Know How to Say Goodbye
  24.   That's a Lie
  25.   Take a Letter, Maria
  26.   Surprise
  27.   Love, You Took Me by Suprise
  28.   Let the Light Shine on You
  29.   Dream High
  30.   Faith in Me, Faith in You
  31.   Born in the Dark
  32.   To Be a Man
  33.   Three Little Pennies
  34.   Santa's Flying a 747 Tonight
  35.   Only You (And You Alone)
  36.   One Saturday
  37.   Not Me
  38.   Made for Loving You
  39.   Little Sister's Blue Jeans
  40.   How Do I Get Off the Moon
  41.   Fourteen Minutes Old
  42.   Deeper Than That
  43.   Crazy Love
  44.   Jukebox and a Country Song
  45.   A Room Without a View
  46.   She Moved To Kansas City
  47.   I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  48.   Country Girl
  49.   Crying Time
  50.   Hello Walls - Faron Young
  51.   Everything
  52.   If You Ain't Lovin'
  53.   Millionaire
  54.   World Goes Round
  55.   Once a Day
  56.   Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
  57.   Is It Really Over
  58.   Here Comes My Baby Back Again
  59.   Going Steady
  60.   I Could Always Count on You
  61.   Wishbone
  62.   Time
  63.   The Heart Holds On
  64.   She Used to Love Me a Lot
  65.   It's Four In the Morning
  66.   Tell It Like It Is
  67.   Brakeman's Blues
  68.   Seasons Come, Seasons Go
  69.   A Jukebox and Country Song
  70.   The Beginning of the End
  71.   Warning Label, Doug Stone
  72.   Memphis
  73.   Some of Those Memories
  74.   Thunder Callong Out His Name
  75.   The Journey by Josiah Williams

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