For a songwriter, a No. 1 hit is a big payday, even if you're sharing royalties. For a young songwriter — like "Ain't Worth the Whiskey" cowriter Adam Sanders — it's easy to imagine that bit of money going out as quickly as it came it.
Take I-75 through Atlanta and turn left in Chattanooga. It's a recently well-trod route that continues to funnel country talent to Nashville. Adam Sanders is the latest, and like Cole Swindell and Luke Bryan before him he honed his craft songwriting before getting his first taste of life as a solo artist. 'Nothing to Do But Drink' is the Florida native's first single. He says it was born in small town America.