Some of the most popular names in country music got their start as part of another act — some, even in a totally different genre!

There are, of course, a few obvious ones: Darius Rucker found success as the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish in the '90s before launching his acclaimed solo career in country music. Steven Tyler, of course, remains a part of the legendary rock band Aerosmith, though he did sign to Big Machine Label Group to release a country album as a solo artist. But there are plenty of less-obvious examples, too.

Do you know which country star sang backup for Michael Jackson? Or who is into death metal? How about who started off playing punk music on the Vans Warped Tour? Find out!

These Country Stars All Started Out in Different Bands:

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