My nephew born and raised in Los Angeles is now in the Coast Guard on the east coast. He started playing guitar in high school. If you like country music please check out his 1st YouTube video and give him some encouragement.
Side note – his mom, my sister the liberal democrat, told me to never take him shooting but I ignored that. She is still scratching her head as to why both her sons have joined the military. Maybe all those shooting, camping, fishing, paintball, airsoft weekends that I took them on with my son made an impact.