Getting old is just a fact of life. But when your life revolves around playing music and getting that music heard on the radio, getting old can stop you from getting heard.
Vince Gill talked with the Associated Press about his concerns that the average country listener won't get to hear his new music because of his age. Gill told the AP the reason you don't hear music from George Jones or Merle Haggard on the radio now is because of their age.
There are only two performers getting heard on mainstream country radio today who's age is near Gill's (he's 54). George Strait and Reba McEntire are the only two of a litany of artists who made music in the 80's and 90's that are heard on mainstream country radio today.