Christopher Neil Young Wants to Challenge the Tortured-Artist Trope by Sharing His Own Story
In 2013, Young moved from Oregon to Nashville. Like countless songwriters before him, Young was lured by Music City’s glitz and Grand Ole Opry grandeur. But Young soon found himself getting lost, adrift in a sea of dream seekers. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities, Young became entrenched in Music Row’s dark side. A storm of untreated mental illness and severe alcoholism soon robbed Young of his will to play and to live.