Before Dierks Bentley landed 'What Was I Thinkin'' on the country charts he was making money any way he could. The singer might have held the most disgusting pre-fame job: emptying house-boat toilets after they'd been on the water for a day, week or longer.

Unfortunately he wasn't working with modern equipment, so there were malfunctions. “I tried to outrun the rain,” he says of one specific stormy morning. “Got nailed.” No day on the road can ever be that bad.

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