the last 20 years. He has done everything from national tours, to playing the
CMA's (Country Music Awards) in Nashville, to having his music featured in major
motion pictures/sountracks as well as reality series across
POH: How long have you been as musician?
CU: I received my first guitar when I was 9 years old, so roughly 22 years.
POH: What do you enjoy most about being a muscian?
CU: Music is a means to express myself. It's a great outlet in addition to collaborating and working with other musicians. Everyone has something to offer. I really enjoy being able to walk away learning something new and sharing my experience and knowledge with others.
POH: Have you ever had a time in your life where you've had to overcome adversity?
CU: With music? Most definitely. Essentially you are your own business. There are thousands upon thousands of other musicians that are trying to do the same thing I'm trying to do. You have to know how to network and market yourself better than the next guy. If not, you're going to be stuck playing songs in your room. Every opportunity you get is crucial, and you have to figure out how to capitalize on them the best you can.
POH: How do you think music is related to happiness?
CU: I feel blessed for the opportunity to play music and I am extremely grateful for everything I've accomplished. Those accomplishments have brought me a lot of happiness over the years. That's how it relates to me. As with any hobby, skill, or profession, I think most happiness comes from the ability to excel and grow beyond what you think you are capable of.
POH: What would you say to all the people out there struggling to find their happiness?
CU: Basically, I guess the struggle for happiness is something that we all endure. It occurs almost as frequently as our need to breathe. There really isn't anything to say necessarily. People who don't struggle aren't unique. It's something we all do. For those who have found happiness, it's something that I definitely envy of them...
POH: Got any upcoming projects?
CU: I have a few. One of my current projects is Young Ones. I'm playing with a bunch of really, really talented guys who have all seen the same struggles that I have seen over the years. It's very therapeutic. This particular endeavor is the first time in a long time that I have felt happy about the situation I'm in. I have also been spending time in Nashville working with artists and writers on some songwriting/production stuff.
Pursuit of Happiness