Stoney LaRue

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Stoney LaRue
Origin Taft, Texas
Genres Red Dirt, Texas Country
Years active 2002–present
Labels Smith Music Group
Associated acts Cross Canadian Ragweed
Jason Boland & the Stragglers
Brandon Jenkins
Casey Donahew Band
Josh Abbott Band

Stoney LaRue (born Stoney Larue Phillips in 1977) is a Texas Country/Red Dirt artist. Born in Taft, Texas, LaRue was raised in Southeastern Oklahoma 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, 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
US Country US US
  • Release date: 2002
  • Credited to: Stoney LaRue and the Organic Boogie Band
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
  • Release date: October 28, 2014
  • Label: eOne Music
17 72 15
Us Time[6]
  • Release date: October 16, 2015
  • Label: eOne Music
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2011 "Travelin' Kind"[7]
2014 "First One to Know"[8] Coleman Saunders


  1. ^ "Galleywinter Interiew 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. ^ "Country Albums Week of January 23, 2010". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Vinson, Christina (September 5, 2015). "Stoney LaRue Announces New Album ‘Us Time’". The Boot. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stoney LaRue : Travelin' Kind". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stoney LaRue : First One to Know". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Stoney LaRue : Aviator". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 

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