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costars in Chipperton’s A Famous Dog’s Life, in bookstores now.

The comedian, 55, is back as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent (Tues. and Wed. nights).

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dog play Bruiser in Legally Blonde?

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this year, the flag flew at the funeral of Tucson shooting victim Christina-Taylor Green. People are “stitching their story and their pain into this collective flag,” Parness says. “It’s getting more beautiful every day.” The flag will finish its tour this September in New York, where it will eventually become part of the 9/11 museum. “That should be the final home,” Parness says. “We’ll return it whole.” —Emmet Sullivan

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he owned and went back to work. That’s where it stayed for seven years until Vitchers rediscovered it while packing for a 2008 trip to Greensburg, Kan., to help rebuild the tornado-stricken town with other volunteers from the New York Says Thank You Foundation. Vitchers decided to bring the flag with him as a symbol of survival. It was the start of a journey that has stretched across America. Watching

the Greensburg residents stitch pieces of their own tattered flags to the 9/11 Old Glory, Jeff Parness, founder of New York Says Thank You, was inspired to make it a tradition. In the past three years, the newly christened National 9/11 Flag has traveled to more than 25 states, picking up patches in each community it visits. Most of the stops have been scenes of tragedy, including Pearl Harbor and Oklahoma City. Earlier

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If you bought the weight-loss supplement Akävar 20/50, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights. Si desea recibir esta notificación en español, llámenos o visite nuestra página web.


You may be included in a class action lawsuit about whether Akävar 20/50 (“Akävar”) is sold as a proven weight loss product and whether there is clinical and scientific support for the manufacturer’s claim that users of Akävar can “Eat all you want and still lose weight.” The case in the United States District Court for the District of Utah is called Miller v. Basic Research, LLC, et al., No. 2:07-CV-871. The Court decided this should be a class action on behalf of a “Class,” or group of people, that could include you. This notice summarizes your rights and options. More information is available in a detailed notice. There is no money available now and no guarantee that there will be.



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The Court decided that the Class includes any person who purchased Akävar after seeing or hearing the marketing slogan “Eat all you want and still lose weight.”




The case is about whether the manufacturer and other defendants engaged in fraudulent and deceptive advertising and marketing. The lawsuit says that Akävar has not undergone “scientific evaluation” by a “team of doctors,” has not been tested in controlled random clinical trials and that there is no scientific evidence that users of Akävar can “Eat all you want and still lose weight.” The lawsuit seeks money and other benefits for the Class. Defendants deny the claims and allegations in the lawsuit. The Court has not decided who is right. The lawyers for the Class will have to prove their claims at a trial set to begin on September 10, 2012.


The Court appointed the law firms of Anderson & Karrenberg; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.; and Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP, to represent you as “Class Counsel.” If Class Counsel obtains money or benefits for the Class, they may ask the Court for attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses. You don’t have to pay any of these fees, costs and expenses. If the Court grants their request, the fees, costs and expenses would be deducted from any money obtained for the Class, or paid separately by Defendants. You may hire your own lawyer to appear in Court for you. If you do, you have to pay that lawyer. ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

You have a choice of whether to stay in the Class or not, and you must decide this now. To stay in the Class, you do not have to do anything. If money or benefits are obtained, you will be notified about how to ask for a share. You will be legally bound by all orders and judgments of the Court, and you won’t be able to sue, or continue to sue about the legal claims in this case. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get money or benefits from this lawsuit if any are awarded, but you will keep any rights to sue about these claims and will not be bound by any orders or judgments in this case. The detailed notice explains how to exclude yourself. The deadline for exclusions is August 15, 2011.



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inda b.* and her husband

were sound asleep when the phone rang at 2 a.m. Their oldest daughter, Rory, 18, had left two weeks earlier for her first year at a college in Connecticut. An honor student and athlete, Rory had never been in trouble. They didn’t think they had any reason to worry. “When I picked up the phone, Rory was crying hysterically; she was completely disoriented,” Linda recalls. “She kept saying, ‘Mom, can you come get me?’ but she had no idea where she was—and we live hours away. I’ve never been that scared—she could barely speak.” Finally, Linda heard other people’s voices in the background and had Rory pass the phone to someone who told her where they were. While Linda stayed on the line with her daughter, her husband called campus security. When officials found Rory a few minutes later, her face was covered in blood. She had fallen and broken her nose, though she was so intoxicated that she hadn’t realized it. “She managed to tell me she’d been drinking something called Jungle Juice,” Linda recalls. Like many parents, Linda had never heard of the potentially lethal concoction. A syrupy mix of hard liquors and fruit juices, it often includes Everclear, whose alcohol content can be as high as 190 proof (a level banned in some states). Some kids throw in energy drinks for good measure. There are dozens of recipes for Jungle Juice online; one popular site calls it “Suicide in a Kettle.” Kegs and watered-down beer have long been as much a part of the campus experience as trying

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to avoid early-morning classes. And it’s not exactly unheard of for teens in high school and even middle school to sneak into their parents’ liquor cabinets. What is new—and increasingly alarming to those confronting the issue—is the rising trend of extreme underage drinking. Such is the concern that the legal drinking age itself has come into question. Some argue that lowering it from 21 to 18 would help curb the behavior by demystifying alcohol. Critics point out that drunk-driving fatalities among teens have dropped greatly since the drinking age became 21 nationwide. But both sides agree that binge drinking is a growing problem. “We’re seeing kids coming in with blood alcohol levels in the mid-.3s, even .4, which is four to five times the legal limit for driving. That’s the level at which 50% of people die,” says Dr. Mary Claire O’Brien, an emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina who spedrinking-related incidents, and more than cializes in alcohol-related research. “Ten years ago, 1,700 college students die. “Underage we saw those levels only in chronic alcoholics.” drinking doesn’t discriminate,” says Adrian Adolescents tend to drink differently than Lopez, director of community outreach for the adults. Their goal is not to sit around enjoying a SoBeSober program for teens in Miami. “Whethglass or two of wine over the course of an eveer you are an upper-middle-class, straight-A stuning. Rather, for many teens, the point is to get dent or from an inner city, it impacts all demoas drunk as possible, as quickly and cheaply as graphics and communities. And it often peaks in possible, in part to reduce the social anxiety rife May and June, when kids are celebrating proms at that age. Unfortunately, there are now more— and graduations. We call it ‘The Killing Season.’ ” and more dangerous—ways to accomplish this than ever before. The practice of mixing alcohol ■ BLACKOUT IN A CAN with super-caffeinated energy drinks; the marThe craze for combining energy drinks, which can keting of flavored malt beverages in 23.5-ounce have far more caffeine than coffee or cola, with alcans, each containing a serious dose of alcohol; cohol is particularly troubling. Dr. O’Brien first a shift in preference from beer to hard liquor; became aware of the phenomenon in 2006 when a and the influence of social media, through which student was brought in near-comatose. “The cafkids avidly share Jungle Juice recipes and tales of feine blocks the part of alcohol that makes you their exploits, have all raised the stakes. If you think your kids are immune, think again. sleepy and might otherwise cause you to pass out. This enables you to drink far more than you might According to the CDC, about 90% of all teen have. By the time many of these alcohol consumption occurs in kids get to the hospital, they have the form of binge drinking, to be put temporarily on respirawhich, experts say, peaks at age tors because of depressed breath19. Forty-one percent of 12th ing.” Disturbed by what they graders report having had a were seeing, Dr. O’Brien and her drink in the previous 30 days, colleagues conducted a survey and by the time kids are in colOF ALL ALCOHOL CONSUMED that year of 4,271 students from lege, that number climbs to BY TEENS IS DONE more than 10 universities in 72%. Approximately 200,000 WHILE BINGE DRINKING North Carolina. “We found that adolescents visit emergency about a quarter of the kids who’d rooms each year because of


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Left, Connecticut’s then– attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, calls for a halt to alcoholic energy drink sales in November 2010. Below, a New Jersey StarLedger headline from that month. Bottom, Four Loko for sale in a Seattle convenience store last November.

had a drink in the past 30 days said they were mixing alcohol with energy drinks, either the premixed kind or Red Bull and vodka. They got drunk twice as often and drank more per session than those who had alcohol without caffeine. They were much more likely to be injured, much more likely to be taken advantage of sexually or to take advantage of someone sexually, much more likely to drive drunk.” Colleges are on the front lines of this battle. Ramapo College in New Jersey banned energy drinks containing alcohol on campus in 2010 after a number of students were sent to the ER for alcohol-related reasons over a few weeks. James L. Gaudino, president of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., took similar action. “We banned alcoholic energy drinks when we became aware of the extraordinary threat they pose,” he says. “What shocked us was the hospitalization of 11 students after a single party.” As outrage grew, the FDA stepped in, and last year essentially ordered the makers of four June 12, 2011 • 7

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= BINGE IN A CAN One 23.5-ounce can of Blast malt beverage may contain the same amount of alcohol as 4.7 12-ounce beers.

“Four Loko is everywhere,” says Gabby K., 17, a high school junior in New Jersey. “It tastes like candy, so you can drink a lot of it fast. It’s pretty potent and it only costs around $3 a can. It’s a faster way to get drunk without having to deal

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If you bought Enfamil LIPIL® Infant Formula, you could get free infant formula or cash from a Settlement. A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether Mead Johnson & Company, LLC (“Mead Johnson”) falsely represented that Enfamil LIPIL® is the only infant formula that contains DHA and ARA. DHA and ARA are healthy fatty acids. Mead Johnson will pay between $8 million and $12 million in infant formula and cash. No one is claiming that Enfamil LIPIL® is unsafe or challenging the nutrition it provides. Who’s Included? You are included if you bought Enfamil LIPIL® infant formula in the United States between October 13, 2005 and March 31, 2010. You are not included in the Class if you received Enfamil LIPIL® infant formula through the U.S.D.A.’s Women, Infants and Children program (“WIC”) or bought the product for the purpose of resale. What Can You Get? If you purchased Enfamil LIPIL® for 6 months or less, you can get either one 12.5 oz container (or the nearest equivalent) of Enfamil Premium® Infant Formula or up to $6 in cash. If you purchased Enfamil LIPIL® for more than 6 months, you can get either two 12.5 oz containers (or the

nearest equivalent) of Enfamil Premium® Infant Formula or up to $12 in cash. If the value of infant formula and cash actually claimed exceeds $12 million, then benefits will be reduced proportionally. How to Get Benefits? You will need to submit a Claim Form to get benefits. You can submit a Claim Form online or by mail. The deadline to submit a Claim Form is November 25, 2011. One claim per household. Your Other Rights. If you do nothing, your rights will be affected. If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement. The deadline to exclude yourself is August 22, 2011. If you do not exclude yourself you will not be able to sue Mead Johnson for any claim relating to the lawsuit. If you stay in the Settlement, you may object to it by August 22, 2011. The Court will hold a hearing on September 26, 2011 to consider whether to approve the Settlement and a request for attorneys’ fees up to $3.5 million. You can appear at the hearing, but you don’t have to. You can hire your own attorney, at your own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing.

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with the taste of liquor.” Gabby notes that the cans look a lot like iced tea. “It seems user-friendly,” she says. But she won’t drink it herself, pointing out that a number of kids in her school were hospitalized this year due to binge drinking. The makers of Four Loko reply: “We are fully committed to doing our part to ensure that our products are consumed legally and responsibly. Phusion Projects’ marketing message is clear: If you are under the age of 21, respect the law and do not drink.” Even in its new incarnation, Four Loko falls into a category that teens love but that has authorities worried: flavored malt beverages. Like Four Loko, many of them are sold in brightly decorated 23.5-ounce cans and have an alcohol content of 12%. On April 21, attorneys general from 16 states cosigned a letter to Pabst, makers of the malt beverage Blast. “We believe the manufacture and marketing of this flavored ‘binge in a can’ poses a grave public safety threat,” the letter states. It cites concerns that Blast— with such varieties as strawberry lemonade and grape, a pervasive online presence, and the rap star Snoop Dogg as a spokesman—is aimed at underage drinkers. Jon Sayer, chief marketing officer of Pabst Brewing Company, issued this reply: “Blast is produced only for consumers above legal drinking age and is marketed as such.” The president of Anheuser-Busch, meanwhile, announced in late May that the company will lower the alcohol content in its 24-ounce flavored malt beverage Tilt from 12% by volume to 8%. ■ DRINKING GAMES

GO HARD-CORE Teens’ growing preference for hard liquor over beer is also setting off alarms. Dr. Michael Siegel, professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, recently completed a study of high school students. “We found that, by far, liquor is the beverage of choice. This definitely represents a change.” Hard liquor is increasingly replacing beer in drinking games. “Kids easily drink seven or eight shots at a time,” Gabby says of her buddies. But Dr. O’Brien notes, “That’s low ballpark, from what we are seeing. Teens in our studies are having 10 or more drinks.” Helene F., 20, a junior in college in Colorado, explains the appeal: “EverySPREAD THE WORD! one’s so much friendlier afHelp raise awareness of extreme underage ter a couple of drinks. It drinking. Go to Parade takes the pressure off. And .com/teendrinking to share this story. if you continued on page 12


brands, including Phusion Projects, which sells the cult favorite Four Loko, to remove the caffeine. Four Loko was reformulated and is now back on the market. The sweetened beverage no longer contains caffeine, but each 23.5-ounce can may have the alcohol equivalent of four to five beers. (Four standard beers for a female and five for a male over a two-hour period is considered binge drinking.) Though it’s too early to tell if its popularity is abating, Four Loko, a.k.a. “Blackout in a Can,” has been a hit on YouTube, with more than 5,000 videos extolling its virtues.

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If you’re overwhelmed by a serious diagnosis, consider a health advocate What is it? Think of a health advocate as your “inside man” in today’s complex health care system. “Patients often have to communicate with multiple practitioners, research treatment options, and fight insurance claim denials,” says Laura Weil, director of the master’s degree program in health advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. An advocate acts as the point person for coordinating your care or helping to monitor that of a far-flung relative.

Who needs one? Patients with chronic or life-threatening illnesses tend to benefit most, says Weil. “Advocates can help you get the information you need to understand test results, find specialists, and choose the right treatment.” How do I find one? Ask whether your

company offers free patient advocacy to employees. If it does not, try a hospital or senior center; many provide free advocacy services (the latter even for non-seniors). To hire a pro, check out the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (nahac .com), a small but growing resource. Ask for references and a proposal of services and fees (hourly rates can range from $35 to more than $200). —Camille Noe Pagán

MEDICAL BILLS MADE EASY Inundated with bills and claim forms? The specialists at Off Your Desk ( can gather your medical bills and receipts and make sense of them, ensuring payments are accurate and resolving disputes with insurers and providers. The service includes a $295 “catch-up” plan and a $65-a-month plan for ongoing claims assistance. If that seems pricey, take this into account: Off Your Desk says it recovers an average of $2,200 for customers within the first 90 days. —CNP



SKIPPING BREAKFAST OR GRABBING A DOUGHNUT? A: No one recommends starting every day with a doughnut, but it’s better to eat a sugary snack than to fast until lunch, says dietitian Karen Ansel, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “A doughnut provides enough glucose to switch your body into gear—at least for an hour or two, before your blood sugar plummets again.” For longer-lasting energy, choose a piece of fiber-rich fruit instead.

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60, of Phil Campbell, Ala., was at home on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27, when the storm sirens went off. Stepping out onto her porch, she saw a massive tornado funnel coming her way. She and her husband jumped into their bathtub, pulled a comforter on top, and prayed as winds greater than 200 miles per hour—“louder than A group of strangers a freight train”—pummeled their are traveling to this tornado-ravaged town house. When they emerged minto help residents pick utes later, only two walls of their up the pieces. home remained. Nearly all of Phil Campbell’s 1,000-plus survivors have a frightening story to tell about that day. This year to date, the U.S. has experienced the deadliest outbreak of tornadoes since federal recordOn April 27, the town of Phil Campbell, Ala., was keeping began, in 1950. The April walloped by a tornado. Now it’s being rebuilt, with the 27 twister that hit Phil Campbell help of Phil Campbells from around the world. killed 26 people, injured more than 60, and leveled most of the town’s structures, causing $30 million in a detour to see his namesake. He staging a second meeting of the wind and water damage. While was greeted so warmly by the town Phils. When he called to ask town many townspeople tear up when clerk, who kept a record of every officials about holding another gaththey talk about the recovery efforts, Phil Campbell who passed through, ering there, Rita Barton, 56, head of not all the tears are from sadness. that he impulsively promised to the parks and recreation departSome are triggered by an outpourassemble all the Phils he could find. ment, told him a hoedown marking ing of goodwill from unexpected He organized the first-ever Phil the town’s 100th anniversary was quarters, including a group of Campbell Convention, which planned for the weekend of June 17, guardian angels from around the brought 22 Phils and one Phyllis to 2011. They agreed to combine world whose names all happen to town in June 1995. “I was amazed at events, and in January, invitations to be Phil Campbell. the hospitality,” Campjoin the festivities in Alabama went One of them, a bell says. “We got a poout to 385 people named Phil, Phil38-year-old writer from lice escort, and people lip, or Phyllis Campbell. PHIL CAMPBELL Brooklyn, first heard of came out to wave. They But after the storm hit, town the town—named for a treated us like royalty.” officials decided to cancel the hoeBIRMINGHAM railroad engineer—in Fond memories of down—and assumed the conven1993 during an episode the town and its bigtion would be called off, too. They Alabama of TV’s Hee Haw. The hearted citizens stayed couldn’t have been more wrong. next year, while visiting with him through the Brookl y n P hil Campbell Huntsville, Ala., he took years; so did the idea of learned about the devastation on

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April 28 when he got a message from a shaken Barton saying the town was “gone.” He told his fellow Phils via Facebook, and they launched an “I’m With Phil” campaign. Phil Campbell, 38, a video producer from Nottingham, England, edited clips from the other Phils into a YouTube video that featured 11 different Phil Campbells declaring support for the stricken town. The Phils told Barton they’d be there on June 17—to help rebuild. “I was shocked,” says Barton, a motherly woman who’s quick to laugh and cry. “It warmed my heart to know that people want to travel so far to assist.” Feeling the town could use a celebration, officials revived plans for the hoedown, too.


ne phil campbell has already shown up. A 42-year-old software engineer from Birmingham, Ala., he first learned about the town when he was young. “My dad showed me the encyclopedia and told me there was a place in the state with my name.” He’d never visited, but after Brooklyn Phil contacted him on Facebook and he was invited to the convention, he decided the time had come to see the town. When he saw photos of the damage inflicted by the April 27 storm, he moved that time up. On May 14, he and his wife packed their car with bottled water and Walmart gift cards and made the two-hour drive. “As I was coming toward the town, I saw the Phil Campbell water tower standing, and I thought, ‘How bad can it be?’ ” he recalls. “Then I went over the next hill, and it was devastation



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as far as the eye could see.” He and his wife stopped at the site intended for the hoedown and helped others clear debris. Birmingham Phil has gone back once more to pitch in, his bond with the town intensified by a sense of purpose. “It means more to me knowing that what I do is touching somebody’s life,” he says. “Thirty years from now, I’ll remember how I came to this town and helped. This’ll be the high point of my life, I think.” The idea that they can make a difference in the place that shares their name is just one more thing binding all the Phils and Phyllises together. Phil Campbell, 44, a pastor from Coffs Harbour, Australia, will travel more than 9,000 miles this month to be there. Why go to such lengths? His answer is simple: “When tough times happen, we must pull together and lend a hand.” In late May, many of the town’s streets were still clogged with rubble and dead trees. Some families whose homes were destroyed were living out of tents. But there were also signs of renewal everywhere: people busy restringing power lines and replacing broken windows. Those at work will soon be joined by the crew of Phil Campbells, whose commitment is giving townspeople an emotional boost. Mayor Jerry Mays, 67, sums it up: “Everyone is looking forward to them. It’s amazing. We’ve been telling them, ‘This is your hometown now.’ ” You can find out how to help Phil Campbell and other tornado-stricken towns at


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want to get drunk quickly, shots are key. There’s a sense that you need to be wasted to go to a party, and if you’re not, you won’t have fun. Certain events, like Halloween and homecoming, it’s kind of guaranteed that kids are going to end up in hospitals.� After 14 students were hospitalized during a graduation celebration in 2008, Colby College in Maine studied the issue and, in 2010, banned hard liquor on most of the campus. ■THE LONG-TERM DAMAGE “The adolescent brain is much more sensitive to

alcohol toxicity than adults’, including being vulnerable to cell death,â€? says Dr. Fulton Crews, director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. “Adolescents showed much more frontal cortical damage than adults. We found that one high dose of alcohol caused signiďŹ cant loss of brain stem cells.â€? Early drinking also poses a risk later in life. “If you start drinking early, you’re 40% to 60% more likely to become an alcoholic, regardless of family history,â€? Dr. Crews says. And studies indicate a potential for permanent memory impairment.

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Sunday with... Rucker became a country artist in 2008—after selling more than 20 million albums in the ’90s with his rock band, Hootie & the Blowfish—he was hailed as the first African-American superstar in the genre since Charley Pride. “Opening a few minds here and there, that’s cool,” says Rucker, 45. “But there are no politics in my songs. I just want to play music.” Chris Willman talked with Rucker, who lives with his wife and their two children in Charleston, S.C., about reinvention and relaxation.

y cool in their eyes? Are you They love when I pick up bun of their friends a bunch in the tour bus and tak them to a Justin take B Bieber concert. But t they don’t think I si very well. sing They tell you that? To my face! My 10-year-old will say, as I’m walking by her singing, “Daddy, use your stage voice, because your indoor voice is not very good.” [laughs] I’ve never had one of my kids say, “Sing a song for me.” If I start singing, it’s always, “Whoa— you don’t have to sing! We’re good.”

What are your Sundays like when you’re not on tour? I love being with my family, and we live in the South, so we can play golf all year round. And on a recent Sunday, we all played basketball. How obsessive are yyou about golf? T There’s no place I go that I don’t bring my clubs. Nowhere. I love it because I don’t need anybody else to play with. And it’s great being outside, because musicians are inside a lot. Every golf course in the world is beautiful. Do you hit the links with any celebrities? I play with Sam Jackson. He’s really good, and he lets you know that he’s beating you. I like to play with Tiger [Woods, at whose wedding Hootie & the Blowfish performed]. We hung out recently, but we didn’t get to play because of his injuries. 14 • June 12, 2011

Darius Rucker The hitmaker formerly known as Hootie riffs on golf, kids, and making the grade in country You have a reputation as such a family guy now. But when I interviewed you in 1996, at the height of Hootie’s popularity— [laughs] Was I coherent? Yes, but also very single. You were flirting with fans, and you said you liked being alone. In ’96 I was a different, troubled guy. I didn’t need to put anybody

through what I was going through. Then I met my wife, and being with her made me realize that I had to be a much better person. Are your kids into music? My 16-year-old [from a previous relationship] wants to be an actress. My 10-year-old plays guitar. I think my 6-year-old’s going to be a musician. He’s already a drummer, and he

Was it humbling to start anew in country music? No, because I was already humbled by my career. [Hootie] hadn’t been on the radio in years. I couldn’t believe I got a record deal to sing country, to be honest. But I loved being an opening act for Brad Paisley. There was no place we played that I hadn’t already sold out with Hootie. I’d done all that. So to me, fun is opening for Brad, playing my 55 minutes, and never once asking, “How many tickets did we sell?” Do you notice any difference between country and rock fans? The audiences are a lot alike. But country fans stand up and don’t sit down until it’s over. They’ll stick by you; pop audiences are always looking for the next big thing. I think I’m at the point where, as long as I don’t mess it up, I’m in.



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