SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE
LLANO — Country legend Doug Stone will headline the Llano Country Opry on Jan. 11.
Performances are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lantex Theater, 113 Main St. Admission is $15, and tickets may be purchased at the Llano Chamber of Commerce, 100 Train Station Drive; Llano National Bank, 1001 Ford St.; Lively Computers, 2112 RR 1431 in Kingsland; or by calling (325) 247-5354.
Born Douglas Jackson Brooks in 1956 in Newnan, Ga., Stone began playing guitar when he was 5. He opened for Loretta Lynn two years later, according to his website, www.dougstone.com.
His single “I’d Be Better Off (in a Pine Box”) off his self-titled album debuted in 1990 and went to No. 4 on the charts.
He later released his No. 1 hit “In a Different Light,” which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song, according to the website. His first album and the follow-up “I Thought It Was You” in 1991 were certified platinum.
He had three other No. 1 singles with “A Jukebox and a Country Song,” “Too Busy Being in Love” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That.” Other songs of his include “Warning Labels,” “Made for Lovin’ You” and “Little Houses.”
In addition to singing, Stone has acted in films including 1995’s “Gordy” about a struggling musician and 2011’s “When the Storm God Rides.”
He has been plagued by health issues throughout his career including undergoing quadruple bypass surgery in 1992, treatment for a non-cancerous lump in his nostril in 1994 and broken bones after crashing his ultra-light plane in 2000.
Other entertainers at the Jan. 11 show include Justin Trevino, Bode Barker, Sammy Geistweidt, Charlie Walton, Shane Lively, Bucille Snotgrass and Don Ricketson. Tracy Pitcox serve as master of ceremonies.
Go to www.heartoftexascountry or call (325) 597-1895 for more information.