Keith Urban is only the latest in a family tree of country-music icons with substance-abuse issues. Here are some other country stars who have clearly battled some demons:
Hank Williams Sr.
Talent level: Songwriting genius.
Status: Deceased. Drank himself to death.
Talent level: Mount Rushmore of American country music.
Status: Deceased, but had kicked drugs and been clean for decades prior.
Talent level: Pretty close to genius.
Status: Redeemed! Hag is still touring, still curmudgeonly and still "the Man."
Talent level: Finest male country singer, like, ever.
Status: Amazingly, Jones is still with us, and has reportedly been clean for a good while.
Talent level: Songwriting genius, creator of "Cosmic American Music," and forebear of everything from Uncle Tupelo to Whiskeytown, Wilco to Ryan Adams.
Status: Deceased. Overdosed on a combination of pills, alcohol and morphine. Body subsequently stolen en route to funeral by his road manager, and burned in Joshua Tree National Park, as per Parsons' wishes.
Talent level: Guitar-pickin' genius.
Status: Clean and still at the top of his game.
Talent level: Tortured genius.
Status: Musically, Adams is at the top of his game. Healthwise -- who knows?
Talent level: Well above average.
Status: Reportedly clean, sober and married to Nicole Kidman -- which is a good reason to stay clean and sober.
-- Jeff Miers