Doug Stone, Douglas Jackson “Doug” Brooks (Born June 19, 1956 in Newnan, GA) is an American country music artist known professionally as Doug Stone. Doug, 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 an avid singer and guitarist. At age seven he was given the opportunity, by his mother, to open for Loretta Lynn. Life presented Doug a drastic change with the divorce of his mother and father. Doug, as result, 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 day time 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, his first record label. He debuted in1990 with the single, “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” the first release from his 1990 self-titled debuted album for Epic records. This album found Pine Box at a number 4 position on the charts with three more in the top 10 ratings. These singles included, “Fourteen Minutes Old”, number 6 and number 5,”These Lips Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye”.