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Country Stars Who Have Fought Addiction

Waylon Jennings, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins
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Over the years, country music’s top stars have fallen victim to drug and alcohol addictions just as frequently as artists in pop, rock and cinema.¬†Fortunately, many stories have been stories of redemption and finding the strength to overcome battles with booze, cocaine,¬†amphetamines¬†or Oxycontin. These country have all been open about their struggles, and in most cases, have overcome what once held them back.

There are a few modern-day stars who not only battle addiction on a daily basis, but are willing to discuss their struggle publicly. Unfortunately, in a few sad cases, fans, friends and family didn’t learn about the struggles before it was too late.

Click the button below to learn about the genre’s troubled stars and how they did — or didn’t — overcome their addictions.

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