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Roderick checked himself into a twentyeight-day rehab program at Cumberland Heights in Nashville. But one time wasn’t enough. After his first stint in rehab, he only managed to remain sober for three months, before diving back into his old habits. At the height of his substance abuse, Roderick was spending $100 a day on drugs to curb any feelings of withdrawal. “I put on a show every day, for everybody,” he admits. “If I couldn’t muster up enough energy to put on a show, I’d close

the blinds and put a bedspread over the window so no one could see.” Then, one morning, everything changed. On August 22, 2008, still drunk from the night before, he poured himself a stout vodka and orange juice, downed it in a matter of minutes, and jumped into his car. In his intoxicated, irrational state, Roderick hit a minivan and fled the scene, panicked. He abandoned his car and bolted four blocks to his apartment, shutting the blinds and peeking out periodically in

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Native | March 2013 | Nashville, TN  

The Green Issue featuring Nashville's Roderick Bailey (Silly Goose), Modern Arks, Kendra DeColo, Hanzelle, 8th & Roast, Ride for Reading, Ha...

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The Green Issue featuring Nashville's Roderick Bailey (Silly Goose), Modern Arks, Kendra DeColo, Hanzelle, 8th & Roast, Ride for Reading, Ha...

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