Doug Stone Jailed on Criminal Contempt of Court Charge

Singer Doug Stone is being held in a Nashville-area jail on a criminal contempt of court charge stemming from a divorce case. Robertson County Circuit Court judge Ross Hicks sentenced Stone to six months in jail after finding him guilty of criminal contempt of court for failing to pay alimony and child support. Stone is also facing a fine on a civil contempt of court charge after refusing Hicks’ order to provide financial records. Stone, 49, began serving his sentence at the jail in Springfield, Tenn., on Sept. 28. After emerging in 1990 with the debut single, “I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box),” he scored four No. 1 singles in the early ’90s — “In a Different Light,” “A Jukebox With a Country Song,” “Too Busy Being in Love and “Why Didn’t I Think of That.”