Learning to play guitar can be intimidating and frustrating. Sore fingers, bad notes, etc… can all make you want to quit. As someone who just started taking lessons a few years ago, I can attest to that. Hanging in there can pay huge dividends. Keith Urban got his first guitar at the age of 6. Brad Paisley got his first guitar at the age of 8 – it was a present from his grandpa. These are two great examples of starting young and “practice makes perfect.”
Some other country stars got a much later start. Jake Owen didn’t pick up a guitar until he was in college. His goal of becoming a professional surfer came to an end due to an injury. While recuperating he picked up a guitar and the rest is history. Tim McGraw also waited until college to start playing guitar. Listen to Tim explain below.