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