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

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