JASON ALDEAN: “I had a job one time, I was a cell phone pager salesman, and if you can believe that… And I was pretty much awful at the job anyway. I mean, I was there for like six months and I think I probably sold four phones.”
ERIC CHURCH: Eric’s first Nashville job was for a Home Shopping channel, taking credit card numbers from insomniac shopaholics on the midnight to 8:00 AM shift. Eric got fired after he was caught trying to be a good friend to the obviously intoxicated callers, talking them out of what they’d phoned in to purchase.
KIP MOORE: “My worst job ever was laying sod in the South Georgia heat. There’s nothing than that, especially when somebody would think that you’re waiting for the next sod patch to be thrown to you and you got your back turned, and all of a sudden, that big ole piece of sod hits you right on the back. You got nowhere to clean up, and you’re just stuck with dirt on your back for the rest of the day. It doesn’t get any worse than that.”
Luke Bryan: “I worked for my dad, just awful, just driving tractors through cotton all day, and spraying pesticides that eventually would turn your hair green. After college I went back and worked for my dad and continued to spray and haul fertilizer around. And then I moved to Nashville.”
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum: “I used to do lawn care every summer. Oh, man, I do not miss that. Just glad those days are over. I get out here and play music for a living. It’s a lot more fun. But yeah, I used to do that, and I used to work as a bag boy at a golf course once. I did that for a couple of summers. I had a lot of crummy jobs.”