Though he may be well into his third decade in music, Doug Stone shows no signs of slowing down, as the 90s country hitmaker has signed with Action Entertainment Collaborative for booking.
The first time he’s been with a major Nashville booking agency in a decade and a half, the “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)” singer feels he’s at the top of his game after wholesale lifestyle changes.
“A little over five years ago, I made the decision to get sober and asked God to take over all aspects of my life. Since then, I’ve flourished personally and professionally in ways I never have in the past,” says Stone. “This agency switch marks the first time I’ve been with a major booking agency out of Nashville in over 15 years. It makes me really happy that 33 years into my career, we’re still touring at this level.”
Joining ACT’s already-stacked roster of 90s country royalty (Collin Raye, Sammy Kershaw, John Michael Montgomery), the eight-time chart-topper is currently hard at work perfecting the show he’ll be bringing on the road in 2023.
“We’re currently in rehearsals prepping the show for our 2023 tour, and I very much look forward to seeing all of the fans out on the road in the coming year,” says Stone. “I’m very thankful to everyone at Action Entertainment Collaborative for bringing me into their family, and I’m proud to join such a prestigious roster.”
Stay up to date with Doug Stone’s tour via his website.
About Doug Stone:
Doug Stone 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 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, his first record label. 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. This album produced a handful of chart-topping singles. Following these songs was his first number one, “In a Different Light”. In addition, the single was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Both this album and its successor, 1991’s I Thought It Was You, earned a platinum certification from The Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of one million copies. Two more albums for Epic, 1992’s From The Heart and 1994’s More Love, were each certified gold. Stone has charted –twenty-two singles on Hot Country Songs, with his greatest chart success coming between 1990 and 1995. In this time span, he charted eight Number Ones including: “In a Different Light”, “A Jukebox and a Country Song”, “Too Busy Being in Love”, “Addicted to a Dollar”, and “Why Didn’t I think of That” to name a few, plus fifteen more Top Five singles.
Stone made his acting debut in the 1995 film “Gordy.” “Gordy,” a heartwarming story featured Doug as Luke McAllister, a struggling musician. Gordy paved the way for stone’s acting career and as well featured several of his songs. In 2011 Doug moved on to another movie role, “When the Storm God Rides,” a Thomas E. Kelly film.
Now in 2022- 32 years, 8 #1 singles, 15 top 10 singles, and over 10 Million album sales later, the singer of timeless country hits like “A Jukebox with a Country Song” & “In a Different Light” is still running the roads performing to dedicated fans all across the nation. Sharing his testimony of a close relationship with the Lord after several years of alcohol abuse, a nearly 5 years sober Stone is at the top of his game once again. With a new acoustic project of re-recorded hits slated for release in 2022, Doug Stone continues to produce pure country gold.
About Action Entertainment Collaborative:
Announced in May 2021, Action Entertainment Collaborative was formed by industry veteran Nick Meinema in partnership with Greg Baker. Since its formation, AEC has expanded to add Ryan Moult, Charles Ray (formerly of Music City Artists), Sam Killian, and most recently, veteran agent Travis James (formerly of United Talent Agency).
AEC’s exclusive worldwide talent roster includes Trace Adkins, John Anderson, James Barker Band, Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters, Terri Clark, Confederate Railroad, Default, Emisunshine, High Valley, The Kentucky Headhunters, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Lonestar, John Michael Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Jason Petty, Collin Raye, Dallas Smith, Aaron Tippin, and TLC, as well as comedy acts Jeff Allen, Etta May & The Southern Fried Chicks, Pauly Shore, The Trailer Park Boys* (Canada only), and Williams & Ree.
AEC’s talent roster also includes Canadian representation for Sawyer Brown, The Mavericks, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Hunter Brothers, and co-represents Gord Bamford, JoJo Mason, The Reklaws, and The Road Hammers in partnership with Paquin Artists Agency.