I drank from the age of 13, sometimes more successfully than others. Quit (finally) 6 years ago, and luckily was sober through the losses of 2 sisters, both parents, and finally my wife last year. I could not have made it through all that if I'd still been drinking.
Good for you! God bless.
My folks listened to a bunch of great music - Dukes of Dixieland, Benny Goodman, Chet Atkins, Ray Charles, Herb Alpert...Mom played piano, Dad sang and played trumpet...a wonderful musical environment!!!
The problem is that current country music requires that weird, non-localized accent that some people in boardrooms have decided is a "COUNTRY" accent. Just one more reason I don't listen to that "music."
In 1983 I was playing 5 to 7 nights a week, mostly covers, some originals. That was the year I got a publishing deal with ATV (now STV Sony). Most radio stations still did their own programming, and local bands could get regular airplay if they had a "single," which was generally a 45 rpm record...