The music industry can be a tough place to build a career, especially when success fades as quickly as it comes. It’s an extremely competitive field that is riddled with many temptations, and the country music industry is no different. It’s easy for artists to lose their way on the road to success. Many are able to walk a straight line, but there’s a few who’ve experienced rock bottom at one point in their career. Here’s a look at 10 popular country stars who’ve battled addiction:
10. Joe Nichols
He’s one of the biggest country singers with so many great hits like “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” “Sunny and 75,” and “Yeah.” It’s hard to believe at one point in time he was addicted to amphetamines and alcohol. His addiction took a dark turn in 2002 when his father passed away, but he had been drinking since he was 13 as a way to cope with his abusive childhood. On the road to sobriety he did five stints in rehab, the last one being only 30 days into his marriage with Heather Singleton. He’s now sober and recently released his ninth studio album.