It's appropriate that country singer Jerry Schmitt's song "I Don't Hurt As Much As I Used To" became a No. 1 hit on the Country Roots Chart.
Not only does Schmitt not hurt, the future ahead looks downright rosy for the town of Cleveland musician. But that doesn't make for country hits, especially the kind of country that Schmitt sings. His brand of country is built on heartbreak, drinking, pickup trucks and honky tonks.