Marty Raybon, the lead singer of the country music band Shenandoah, discussed his trials and tribulations with alcoholism on FOX Business.
“It’s just one of those things when fun becomes habit,” Raybon told Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.”
Early in his music career, Raybon did not think he had a problem.
“I would tend to make a little more habit than what should have been and before it was all over with, it became a game of problems,” he said. “It was never a problem for me during the time.”
After a downward spiral, Raybon turned to God for help and guidance. He attributed his enduring faith to his father’s legacy.
“I literally had been running from God because of the conviction that I felt because I knew what I was doing wasn’t right,” he said. "I knew what I was doing wasn’t the way to be a father nor a husband or to be anybody that wants to be prominent in the music business.”
After quitting smoking and drinking in 2009, Raybon has not felt temptation and has not fallen back into his old lifestyle.
When he’s not touring, he spends his time visiting prisons as a pastor to inmates.