1. Jake Owen was offered 'Big Green Tractor' first.

And he turned it down! Owen doesn't regret it, however. He knew that his version of the song about growing up in rural American would be disingenuous, so he let another singer take a crack at it. The tune would become Aldean's biggest hit to date, spending multiple weeks at No. 1 and almost single-handedly doubling the size of concert venues he could sell out. One could argue that without 'Big Green Tractor,' Aldean is still searching for his first major award nominations.