In my mind’s eye image of Ryan Adams, the picture that comes to mind remains that hyper-enthusiastic kid I first met two decades ago, and it probably always will be. Back then, he was 20 years old and lying his way up to North Carolina’s legal drinking age, even though he looked boyish enough to pass for a high-school underclassman. And it’s kind of mind-boggling to think about how much time has gone by, but that young man hits a major midlife milestone today, Nov. 5, in that he turns 40 years old. Suddenly, this makes more sense than it did two years ago.
The rest of us can take this here Bryan-or-Ryan Quiz (yes, I got 10 out of 10 and I bet every other superfan will, too).