If you were cruising through the Sonic in Albemarle, N.C., in the three years leading up to her appearance on 'American Idol,' there's a good chance Pickler delivered your chili cheese dog -- wearing roller skates rather than 'Red High Heels,' of course.
The country beauty has nothing bad to say about Sonic; in fact, she even bought a Sonic ice maker for her tour bus!
Church's first Nashville job was for a home shopping channel, taking credit card numbers from insomniac shopaholics on the midnight to 8 AM shift.
Contrary to his tough-guy image, Church got fired after he was caught trying to be a good friend to the obviously intoxicated callers, talking them out of what they'd phoned in to purchase.
Faith Hill and Martina McBride
Hill's first country music gig was not singing, but rather selling t-shirts at Reba McEntire's booth at the 1987 Fan Fair.
Her buddy McBride paid her dues the same way. She was the lady behind the t-shirt table at Garth Brooks concerts in the early '90s. Brooks was so impressed by the angelic-voiced souvenir seller, he eventually upped his job offer to becoming his opening act.
The Little Big Town singer used to work at a Nashville mall doing custodial work, such as cleaning bathrooms, after closing time.
"It would get pretty gruesome after a day's worth of customers," Sweet says. "I got paid seven dollars per hour, and I was by myself most of the time, so I would come up with song ideas to block out the Muzak playing over the mall speakers."
The Oklahoma redhead started gathering cattle on the family ranch at age six. She also helped turn bulls into steers.
"I would stand behind the bull and hold his tail while Daddy sliced the sack and cut the cord and let the testicles fall," she wrote in her 1994 autobiography, 'Reba: My Story.' "Daddy would pass the testicles to me, and I'd put them in a bucket."
A colleague of Adkins told him he wouldn't work five years in the oil fields without getting hurt badly enough to miss work.
Sure enough, during his time as a roughneck, the singer had his forehead busted open by a snapped cable and a leg injured by an exploding fiberglass tank. He also got marooned on an offshore rig during a hurricane.
By the time the Man in Black was eight years old, he was dragging a six-foot-long canvas sack through the fields of his family's farm, picking cotton.
"The bolls were sharp," he recalled in his 1997 autobiography 'Cash,' "and unless you were really concentrating when you reached out for them, they got you. After a week or two, your fingers were covered with little red wounds, some of them pretty painful."
During a summer working at Arizona's Lake Powell, Bentley had to clean 250-gallon portable toilets from the returning rental houseboats.
"It usually had a week's worth of 'stuff' in there from the 10 to 12 houseboat guests," he says.
Once, the old machine used to empty the toilets backfired, sending the hose and all the stuff straight up into the air. "I tried to outrun the rain," he says. "Got nailed."
Which Country Star Had the Worst Early Job?
Man -- this list is enough to make you grateful for the job you have. Which one of these jobs is the worst? Sound off in the comments section, and if we somehow missed a country star's early job, you can let us know.
This list was compiled by Brian Mansfield, and revised by Sterling Whitaker.