February 4, 2014
Country singer to perform free shows at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs and Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs
CLAREMORE, Okla. – Doug Stone has been singing live for audiences since he was 7 years old. Nearly 50 years later, he is still drawing crowds with his chart-topping hits such as “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” “In a Different Light” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That.”
On Friday, Stone will play an assortment of these and other chart-topping country hits at the Dog Iron Saloon inside Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs.
The free show begins at 9 p.m. Joplin-based country band Livewire will follow at 11:30 p.m.
Then on Feb. 8, Stone will play at SEVEN Bar inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs. This free show begins at 7 p.m. with the Joplin-based country band, Livewire. Stone takes the stage at 10:30 p.m.
Stone, from Marietta, Ga., learned to play the guitar when he was 5 years old. Only two years later, he was onstage opening for the legendary country artist, Loretta Lynn.
His lifelong passion to create music has produced the No. 1 singles “In a Different Light,” “A Jukebox with a Country Song,” “Too Busy Being in Love” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That.”
Since his self-titled debut album in 1990, Stone has never released a song failing to chart on the Billboard country charts. Hits like “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” “Fourteen Minutes Old” and “I Thought It Was You” are among many fan favorites.
Stone has released nine studio albums, including 1990 and 1991’s back-to-back platinum albums “Doug Stone” and “I Thought It Was You,” followed by 1992 and 1993’s back-to-back gold albums “From the Heart” and “More Love.”
In 1995, Stone made his acting debut in the film “Gordy,” an American family comedy-drama. “Gordy,” which features several of his songs, paved the way for Stone’s acting career. Stone has also appeared in the 2011 movie “When the Storm God Rides.”
For more information on Stone, visit www.dougstone.com.