Douglas Jackson Brooks (born June 19, 1956 in Newnan, Georgia) is an American country music singer and actor known professionally as Doug Stone. He debuted in 1990 with the single “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” the first release from his 1990 self-titled debut album for Epic Records. Both this album and is successor, 1991’s I Thought It Was You, earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Two more albums for Epic, 1992’s From the Heart and 1994’s More Love, are each certified gold. Following the latter, Stone made his acting debut in the film Gordy. Stone moved to Columbia Records to record Faith in Me, Faith in You, which did not produce a Top Ten among its three singles. After suffering a heart attack and stroke in the late 1990s, he exited the label and did not release another album until Make Up in Love in 1999 on Atlantic Records. After it came The Long Way on the Audium label (now part of E1 Music) and two albums on the independent Lofton Creek Records. Stone has charted twenty-two singles on Hot Country Songs, with his greatest chart success coming between 1990 and 1995. In this timespan, he charted four Number Ones: “In a Different Light,” “A Jukebox with a Country Song,” “Too Busy Being in Love” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That,” and eleven more Top Ten singles. In October 2011 Doug Stone acted in the movie When The Storm God Rides, a Thomas E. Kelly film produced by Storm God Studios of Georgia.The movie will be completed in April 2013 according to Kelly. In 2013 Doug is scheduled for a part in the new movie, ” The Story of Bonnie and Clyde” with Lindsay Pulsipher as Bonnie Parker. This is a Tonya S. Holly,Cypress Moon movie. On April 2, 2012 Stone signed a management contract with Dr. Gerald D. Murray. Murray is the former manager of country legends George Jones and Vern Gosdin. Murray is the author of True Life Stories About, “The Voice”, Vern Gosdin.
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