During a live radio interview with KIKK FM in Los Angeles I remember laughing to myself as I attempted to emulate this "country" singer character for the benefit of my record label, Seaside Records, who was spending a few bucks to promote me as "Tom Stone" on radio stations around the world. ( folks used to call me "Stone" during my Navy days... we thought it might "stick" better than "Chelston") Ironically, my release was the EXACT week that "Doug Stone" ( a real country crooner) had his debut on the racks.
Several of these songs are demos of songs written for the record and a couple of them reached the Gavin charts but only for a blink of time. The experience was fun and I was approached by a bigger label but couldn't go on playing make believe as a country singer. I remember buying a pair of "Roughout" boots for my big "label" meeting in L.A. and thinking about how ridiculous it all was. Country from Jersey!