7. His dad was his first booking agent.

Early in his career, Aldean's father was his show-booker, and he landed his son gigs throughout Florida, Alabama and the East Coast. At just 15 years old, however, Aldean was fronting a bar band called Nashville South and playing 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.

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