Douglas Jackson Brooks 19 June 1956, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Stone, the product of a broken home, was encouraged to become a musician by his mother, although he lived with his father following the break up. She taught him to play guitar and had put him onstage by the age of 7, supporting Loretta Lynn. Stone, in addition to possessing a rich country voice, plays guitar, keyboards, fiddle and drums. He worked as part of a trio around Georgia for several years without finding commercial success, but his determination to become a success never faltered. Even when he was forced to take a job as a mechanic with his father he would still spend every evening either playing or making demos in his home-made recording studio. He then auditioned for the top producer Bob Montgomery after being recommended by Phyllis Bennett in 1988, who immediately signed him to Epic Records. There was much angst in Stones work at this time and in 1990, he had his first US country hit with...
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