Doug Stone (Acoustic) at the Harvester
450 Franklin St.
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Doug Stone, a contemporary country star, found his mark in music as a lonesome baritone balladeer, although he was very adept at hard-up-tempo country. Doug began at age five learning guitar from his mother. At age seven he was given the opportunity, by his mother, to open for Loretta Lynn. With the divorce of his mother and father. Doug, moved in with his dad. As his youthful years past, Doug played at skating rinks, local bars or any money making project to help his father make ends meet. In the daytime Doug worked as a mechanic, something else that came to him naturally.
Doug had already past the age of 30 when a Nashville manager paired him up with Epic. He debuted in 1990 with the single, “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” the first release from his 1990 self-titled debuted album “Doug Stone” for Epic records.
In early 1992, Stone found that one of the arteries in his heart was almost entirely blocked. He underwent quadruple bypass surgery and took time off to recover.
In June 1994 Stone discovered that he was having breathing problems, which were affecting his singing. Doctors at Vanderbilt University’s medical center failed to find any problems in his throat.
For tickets and more information visit www.harvester-music.com or 540-GUITARS (484-8277).