A Brief History of Ryan Adams, From Vices to Voice Mails

The prolific singer-songwriter returns with his new, billionth (or so) album, out today. Below a timeline of his life, girlfriends, vices, and more.

*Many interview quotes courtesy of Ryan Adams: Losering, a Story of Whiskeytown and the website Come Pick Me Up.

*This article appears in the September 8, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.

A Brief History of Ryan Adams