Labor Day: Jobs Country Stars Had Before Making It Big

In celebration of Labor Day, here are some of the jobs country stars had before they hit it big.

  • Luke Bryan cleaned out grain bins at his father's peanut mill. 
  • Kellie Picker was a roller skating server at Sonic.
  • Joe Nichols sold steaks door-to-door.
  • Brad Paisley interned at a manager's office. He hated it. Now he's one of the manager's biggest clients. 
  • Alan Jackson worked on cars and in construction.
  • Eric Church took orders at a home shopping network. 
  • Jason Aldean was a soda delivery man.
  • Dierks Bentley cleaned toilets at Arizona's Lake Powell. 
  • Reba McEntire rustled cattle on her family's ranch. 
  • Faith Hill worked at McDonald's.
  • Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town was a custodian cleaning bathrooms at the mall. 
  • Tim McGraw cleaned and fixed shopping carts at a supermarket.
  • Trace Adkins worked on oil rigs. 


Otis was born and raised in a small town in Morton, IL between two pumpkin patches. It’s the Pumpkin Capitol of the World, so there’s that. He considers Charlotte, NC his hometown, after spending 10 years there doing radio and meeting his wife... Read more


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