In his autobiography, this pint-sized country singer explains his fondness for fans more than twice his age, adding that it was his grandfather's strong influence helped him mature quickly. In this picture, the kid who would one day become a country superstar is playing at a nursing home, in front of a captive audience. A cute little boy who can sing and play guitar? It's every grandmother's dream!

Do you recognize this youngster? It would take awhile, but eventually he'd leave his hometown band and move to Nashville for college, and eventually he'd sign a publishing and recording contract. An early hit is still as funny today as it was when he released it in 2002, and the laughs have just kept coming. Click the button below to find out who this kid is and to see more country stars as kids.