It was the year 2005 in the small town of Olympia, Ohio where Jacob, son of the town's craftsman, lived. Jacob worked at his father's shop, but he never liked working there. He was saw himself as a big and famous musician and not a town's craftsman. His father never approved of him becoming a musician, but even then, Jacob never stopped playing music.
After coming home from school one day, Jacob came in the house to find his dad sitting at the table. He asked his father what was wrong. He said “Son, we're running out of money and the shop is not bringing in enough money either, and to make matters worse, you aunt Vivian is very ill and had to be taken to the hospital.” “Is there anything that I can do to help? What if I start playing music to bring in a little money” said Jacob but his father immediately responded with no.
That same night, while Jacob sat in his room thinking, Michael gave him the idea of leaving town for a while to follow his dream of becoming famous one day, but he was not entirely sure of it. Michael said, "This could be your big break!! What if you become a star, then you could come back and show your dad that he was wrong about music and with the money that you earn from selling cd's, you could use to help pay some expenses here." After thinking for a while, he finally decided he needed to leave. He packed up his back, grabbed his guitar and wrote a note to his father saying “I've decided to go to Nashville in pursuit of my dreams and also to bring in money. I know that you don't want me to play music, but its what I live for, its my destiny and I have to fulfill my destiny. Don't worry about me. I'll be okay and I will call you when I get to Nashville.” The next day, when his father came into the Jacob's room, he found the note laying on the bed. He picked it up and after reading it, he crumbled it up and threw it on the ground with rage.
By now, Jacob has traveled all the way to Frankfort, TN. After leaving the bus terminal to get something to eat, he sits beside a building where he pulls out his guitar named Michael. Michael has been with Jacob since the age of six and has been with him through all the tough and easy obstacles and has become Jacob's best friend. As Jacob played some songs, Michael noticed that he was not playing how he usually played. “Is something wrong?” asked Michael. “What if the people don't like how I play or they don't like me?” “Don't worry” said Michael “As long as we're together nothing is impossible. Right after Michael said that, a man came up to Jacob, grabbed Michael and ran off.