A lot of steel players think about coming to Nashville to try to “make it”. If you’re young, can play pretty good, aren’t “married with children” and have enough money to get by for a while I say go for it. If you don’t give it a shot you might regret it. You can always go back home, and at least you’ll experience it first hand, rather than just listening to stories from other guys who actually did it. And then you can tell your friends what it’s “really like”.
Competition? Of course, but if you’re a welder or a graphic designer or a construction worker there’ll be competition too, especially in these bad economic times.