Doug Stone is a Georgia boy who learned to play guitar at the age of five and by the age of seven he had the chance to open up for the great Loretta Lynn. He debuted in 1990 with his first single "I'd Be Better Off (in a pine box)" which earned the #4 spot on the music charts. His song "In A Different Light" earned him the #1 spot on the country charts and he also had three other singles hit #1. Doug also had 11 top ten singles as well. In 1992, Doug had quadruple bypass surgery and had to spend some time in recovery. As if that wasn't a setback in itself, in 2000 he crashed a small plane which resulted in a broken ankle and a cracked rib. In April 2012 Doug signed a management contract with Dr.Gerald Murray who is the former manager of George Jones and the late Vern Gosdin. Music is his passion, however, you can find him in the upcoming 2013 remake of "Bonnie & Clyde."
1. What is your favorite thing about country music?
Now – sounds like rock and roll. Then, before all of this happened, it sounded like stories of life and situations people get into.
2. Do you think country music has to evolve?
Yes, but not regress. Now we have rock and roll disguised as country.
3. Where is your favorite place to perform?
In front of anybody that will listen.
4. Do you have a favorite restaurant or hangout spot in Nashville?
No. I live in GA, but when I go to Nashville I go to Amerigos and Jack's BBQ on Trinity Lane. I hang out on Broadway.
5. Favorite summer time activity?
Going to the lake, kayaking down the river and camping primitive style.
6. I know you have been doing some shows, do you still enjoy touring as much as you did when you first started out?
Yes, I love the road because I get to meet my fans.
7. Out of all the songs you've written or performed, is there one that stands out to you the most?
"In A Different Light" because when I first heard it, it blew me away. It turned out to be my 1st number one across the board.
8. What would your advice be for someone who is trying to make it in music?
Get a manager that is in the Nashville circle and learn how to play 70s pop.
9. Any new projects in the works for you? Anything new going on for 2013?
I've got a new old project that has taken me 20 years to compose 10 songs of my life. It is an album called Little Hearts. It can only be purchased at my shows. For 2013 I am doing the same thing I have done for 23 years, going out on tour.
10. Is there anything you would like to say to all the Doug Stone fans out there?
Pray for America!
Check out one of my favorite Doug Stone videos below.
For more info on Doug you can visit his website at www.dougstone.com