Stoney LaRue

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Stoney LaRue
Stoney LaRue (1).jpg
Background information
OriginTaft, Texas, United States
GenresRed Dirt, Texas Country
Years active2002–present
LabelsSmith Music Group
Associated actsCross Canadian Ragweed
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Brandon Jenkins
Casey Donahew Band
Josh Abbott Band

Stoney LaRue (born Stoney Larue Phillips in 1977) is an American Texas Country/Red Dirt artist.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Taft, Texas, LaRue was raised in Yanush/Buffalo Valley, Oklahoma where he still visits regularly and began playing country music at a young age.

LaRue moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, and began to play in the various bars around the college town, as well as his brother, Bo Phillips. He befriended Jason Boland and Cody Canada and the three moved into the infamous "Yellow House" where they would have late night jam sessions and entertain other various musicians around the town, like Mike McClure and Brandon Jenkins.[1] LaRue was heavily influenced by Woody Guthrie, Bob Childers, Mike Hosty and the "Red Dirt" music scene.[2]

In 2002, LaRue led The Organic Boogie Band and released Downtown, recorded in private sessions at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. LaRue's 2005 follow-up, The Red Dirt Album, reached the Billboard sales charts in its debut week. The next year, Stoney released his first live record Live at Billy Bob's Texas.

LaRue sang backing vocals on Miranda Lambert's 2013 single "All Kinds of Kinds."[3]



Title Album details Peak chart positions


Downtown (Stoney LaRue
and the Organic Boogie Band)
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: released by Stoney LaRue.
The Red Dirt Album
  • Release date: August 23, 2005
  • Label: Smith Music Group
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: April 10, 2007
  • Label: Smith Music Group
Live Acoustic (EP)
  • Release date: December 29, 2009
  • Label: Smith Music Group
  • Release date: August 30, 2011
  • Label: B Side Music Group
15 53 5
Aviator[8] 17 72 15
Us Time[9]
  • Release date: October 16, 2015
  • Label: eOne Music
22 40
  • Release date: November 1, 2019
  • Label: One Chord Song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2011 "Travelin' Kind"[11]
2014 "First One to Know"[12] Coleman Saunders
2017 "Blending Colors"


  1. ^ "Galleywinter Interview with Cody Canada".
  2. ^ from an interview on episode 228 of the Americana Music Show, published January 12, 2015
  3. ^ Billy Dukes (June 10, 2013). "Miranda Lambert, 'All Kinds of Kinds' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Stoney LaRue Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Stoney LaRue Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Stoney LaRue Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Country Albums Week of January 23, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  8. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (July 25, 2014). "Video: Stoney LaRue debuts "First One to Know," first single and video from upcoming album "Aviator"". NewsOK. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  9. ^ Vinson, Christina (September 5, 2015). "Stoney LaRue Announces New Album 'Us Time'". The Boot. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  10. ^ Stephano, Angela (October 14, 2019). "Stoney LaRue and Tanya Tucker, 'Meet in the Middle'". The Boot.
  11. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stoney LaRue : Travelin' Kind". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  12. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stoney LaRue : First One to Know". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stoney LaRue : Aviator". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 27, 2014.

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