When Doug was in the third grade the music teacher recognized his talent and offered free lessons on any instrument. His choice was the guitar, but the school did not recognize the guitar as a legitimate musical instrument. So, he lost interest.
In 1958 Doug began to focus on singing. He began with ROCK & ROLL and gradually turned to traditional Country music. In the mid 60's Doug had a local hit record called TICK TOCK. It wasn't exactly country music but, it did reflect the times. After that Doug started doing Traditional Country and has been doing it ever since. He began to open for some great Nashville Country Music acts. He learned as he went along. Getting tips from many of his country heroes.
In the mid seventies he was recording at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. He wrote The Last Time I Saw Her and Say It Again. He then moved to Ft Lauderdale, Florida, where he began to put together a new band and named it RODEO.
Doug stayed busy doing many shows both in and out of Florida. He wrote Why Did Ya Have To Leave Me and No More Smokin'. He also co wrote a song titled Sorry Blues, with his friend in Florida. He continued to work steadily until 1985, when he was injured in an accident and left Country Music. He spent the next 20 years going thru many operations and raising his son.
In 2005, his son, was killed at the age of 20! Doug needed to stop the progression of severe depression! So, he began writing again. He never thought he would be back into writing and recording, but, now he had been thrust back into what, many believe, was his destiny.
He wrote constantly for a 2 year period and then called Larry Rogers in Nashville. He then went to Nashville and recorded the most important music in his life! Look for this new album, called MY LIFE ~ MY MUSIC.