Doug Stone + In a Different Light


Riley Johnson


February 7, 2024


February 7, 2024


February 7, 2024

In 1991, country singer Doug Stone released the country ballad “In a Different Light” as part of his self-titled debut album. 

Upon its release, the song immediately climbed up the charts, landing at no. 1 in Canada Country Tracks (RPM) and US Hot Country Songs (Billboard).

This was already expected since the country love ballad shows how far the genre could stretch beyond its typical small-town themes.

Listeners are used to love stories set on farms, in the countryside, or on back roads for many years. That is why releasing “In a Different Light” somehow gave a fresh kick to country music, as it demonstrates how versatile the country music genre is. 

In addition to its tasteful vibe, Doug Stone‘s emotional and corny vocal style drew in a lot of listeners as well. 

Meaning Behind the Song

When it comes to appreciating beauty, we have our own criteria and preferences. However, occasionally, even in noteworthy cases, people have a hard time appreciating someone’s charm because of the impossible standards set by society.

“In a Different Light” is a song written by Bob McDill, Dickey Lee, and Bucky Jones. Its narrative is reminiscent of popular romance books and movies. Two personalities are presented in this busy office setting.

Although these coworkers don’t appear to be close, the man would find himself daydreaming about this lady.

The man is so intrigued by her that he finds it difficult to look away from her when they get to work each day. He describes her as a typical conservative woman.

With the way she dresses, people around would think she is just this plain office worker – not that interesting. 

But it seems the man in the video was able to recognize the true beauty in her as he tried to look at her in a different light. Eventually, in the end, they both ended up together.

So if you want to make your fantasies come true, you should listen to Doug Stone’s “In a Different Light” below. 


Doug Stone



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