10 Country Stars Who Had Odd Jobs Before They Were Famous
Even though it might be hard to picture our favorite country stars doing anything but singing up on stage and basking in their celebrity fame, everybody has to start somewhere and you’d be surprised where most of them got their start! The singers on this list have come a long, long way since their first jobs. Some of them could retire now and never work another day if they wanted to! Check out these 10 country stars who had odd jobs before they were famous and find out what they were:
10. Dierks Bentley
The “Different For Girls” singer definitely had one of the grungiest jobs on this list as a toilet cleaner at Arizona’s Lake Powell. He worked there for one summer and cleaned 250-gallon portable toilets from the rental houseboats. “It usually had a week’s worth of ‘stuff’ in there from the 10 to 12 houseboat guests,” he said. Of course, things occasionally got messy. One time the old machine they used to clean the toilets backfired and sent the hose and all its ‘stuff’ straight up into the air! “I tried to outrun the rain. Got nailed.” Yuck!
9. Eric Church
Country music’s bad boy Eric Church surprisingly worked for the Home Shopping Channel before he gained fame as a singer. His first job when he moved to Nashville was taking credit card numbers from callers between midnight and 8 a.m. Not surprisingly, the people who’d call in were often drunk and Church actually got fired after he was caught talking intoxicated callers out of what they were about to purchase when they called in.