It's hard out there for bands on the road, but rock vets 38 Special know what it takes to keep going strong while touring across the country.  Guitarist Danny Chauncey of 38 Special described one of the ways the band keeps up stamina in the current chapter of its 35-year career.

There was a time ... when a guy would bring beer to the hotel room after the show. These days, we get protein bars and Muscle Milk.

Besides swapping brews for more healthy choices, a boost in success in recent years has inspired the band to keep on their 100-city-a-year schedule for original and new generation fans alike.

It's always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don't slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win," said vocalist and guitarist Don Barnes in a news release.

Check out more of this interview with 38 Special here.

You can catch 38 Special at MontanaFair with Eddie Money on August 14th.  Tickets are still available at the MetraPark Box Office.