7. His career began in Georgia bars when he was just 15.

Early in his career, Jason Aldean's father was his show booker, landing him gigs throughout Florida, Alabama and the east coast. At just 15-years-old however, he was fronting a bar band called Nashville South in bars across Georgia. By age 21, he'd moved to the Music City and recorded an eight song demo that he began shopping to record labels with some success. However, early deals crumbled before they bore fruit, and it was over five years of struggling before Aldean took his first step in a direction towards superstardom.