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

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