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EXCLUSIVE: Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and More Country Stars Dish on Their Oddest Jobs at ACM Honors

by Raphael Chestang 5:42 PM PDT, August 31, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and More Country Stars Dish on Their Oddest Jobs at ACM Honors

Country music's biggest stars were in Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday for the 10th Annual ACM Honor Awards, and in honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, ET asked about the oddest jobs the artists had before making it in music.

From the first time he played guitar at six, Keith Urban knew that's what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, but there was a period where he had to trade a six-string for a telephone to pay the bills.

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"I did have to do telemarketing for a while," Urban told ET.

Jason Aldean also worked on the fringe of the telecommunications industry.

"I sold cell phones and pagers," the "Lights Come On" singer said.

Dierks Bentley revealed that his resume boasts the kind of skills seen on Dirty Jobs.

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"Pumping out the SUS tanks on house boats and porta potties," Bentley said. "I'll do whatever it takes but this is my favorite job."

Fortunately for music fans, all these stars ditched their day jobs for their true calling, and Thomas Rhett might have another recruit joining the world of country. After singing with Ashton Kutcher at the Back Porch Revival show in Iowa over the weekend, Rhett revealed that the actor might be flirting with the idea of a career shift.

"He emailed me last night and said, 'Hey dude, I am going to go on the road full-time with you,' and 'How much are you charging?'" Rhett shared. "The first show is free, so maybe we can do a little tour together or something."

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The taping of the ACM Honors will air on CBS Sept. 9.

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