OFFSTAGE: Chris Young’s “No Alcohol December” Lasts One Day

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Who among us hasn’t tried to better ourselves? To rid our lives of some bad habit? Chris Young tried and failed. He tends to tweet a lot about drinking. Not a lot, at least compared to Blake Shelton, but it’s definitely a common theme. So back in late November, he tweeted, “Btw 1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila floor= lightweight.” Then kind of out of the blue — or maybe after too much of that tequila — he tweeted on Saturday (Dec. 3) that he was done drinking for a month. “No alcohol December sounds not as fun right about now haha #day1of6invegastonight #notagoodplannerhere,” Young wrote, later that day adding, “Surprised on how much (expletive) I’m getting on Twitter for saying I’m NOT drinking this much haha.” He even took the time to answer a follower’s question about why he was doing it. “Just because. Don’t worry, will start back after Christmas.” But, alas, his No Alcohol December only lasted one day. “Sooo … At least for today that’s a scratch on the no drinking,” he tweeted on Sunday. Have you ever tried to clean yourself up, only to have your efforts thwarted the very next day?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.