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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, Georgia, 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. Over the next few years, Stone continued to act and tour; he also re-recorded his hits for a number of smaller labels. ~ Steve Huey
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Top Tracks

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  2.   I'd Be Better Off (In a Pinebox)
  3.   In a Different Light
  4.   I Thought It Was You
  5.   Why Didn't I Think of That
  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.   Jukebox and a Country Song
  13.   I Never Know Love
  14.   She's Got a Future in the Movies
  15.   Ain't Your Memory Got No Pride at All
  16.   Born in the Dark
  17.   Three Little Pennies
  18.   Crazy Love
  19.   Addicted to a Dollar
  20.   I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  21.   I Could Always Count on You
  22.   Fourteen Minutes Old
  23.   Make up in Love
  24.   A Christmas Card
  25.   The Journey by Josiah Williams
  26.   Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
  27.   Gone Out of My Mind
  28.   When December Comes Around
  29.   To Be a Man
  30.   The Warmest Winter
  31.   The Heart Holds On
  32.   The First Christmas
  33.   That's a Lie
  34.   Surprise
  35.   Small Steps
  36.   She Used to Love Me a Lot
  37.   Santa's Flying a 747 Tonight
  38.   Sailing Home for Christmas
  39.   One Saturday
  40.   Not Me
  41.   More Love
  42.   Made for Loving You
  43.   Little Houses
  44.   Just Put a Ribbon in Your Hair
  45.   Faith in Me, Faith in You
  46.   Dream High
  47.   Deeper Than That
  48.   An Angel Like You
  49.   Only You (And You Alone)
  50.   A Jukebox and Country Song
  51.   Some of Those Memories
  52.   Once a Day
  53.   The Early Riser by Josiah Williams
  54.   Everything
  55.   Time
  56.   Cellophane by Josiah Williams
  57.   A Room Without a View
  58.   Hidden Wisdom by Josiah Williams
  59.   Chaplin's Hat by Josiah Williams
  60.   Warning Label, Doug Stone
  61.   In a Different Light - Doug Stone
  62.   Thunder Callong Out His Name
  63.   Is It Really Over
  64.   Here Comes My Baby Back Again
  65.   Going Steady
  66.   Crying Time
  67.   These Lips Don't Know How to Say Goodbye
  68.   She Moved To Kansas City
  69.   Wishbone
  70.   This Empty House
  71.   The Workin' End of a Hoe
  72.   The Difference Between a Woman and Man
  73.   The Beginning of the End
  74.   Take a Letter, Maria
  75.   Oh Moon
  76.   Love, You Took Me by Surprise
  77.   Little Sister's Blue Jeans
  78.   Let the Light Shine on You
  79.   Leave Me the Radio
  80.   How Do I Get Off the Moon
  81.   Questions / Answers by Josiah Williams
  82.   Confined Within by Josiah Williams
  83.   World Goes Round
  84.   Country Girl
  85.   Tell It Like It Is
  86.   Hello Walls - Faron Young
  87.   Georgia on My Mind
  88.   If You Ain't Lovin'
  89.   Memphis
  90.   It's Four In the Morning
  91.   Left, Leavin', Goin' or Gone
  92.   Seasons Come, Seasons Go
  93.   Millionaire
  94.   Brakeman's Blues
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