Country Stars Share What It Was Like Starting Out in Nashville

Some of today's biggest stars reveal their humble beginnings.

Here's what they had to say:

Dierks Bentley

"I was working for the CMA as an intern, and driving a golf cart around and walkie talkie on, and I remember driving Sammy Kershaw around and Jodi Messina," Bentley said. "I know what it's like to walk around, be backstage and just trying to get an understanding of how the whole town works, and one of the best ways to do that is just to be here, you know, with your feet on the ground and being around it."

Sam Hunt

"One of my first visits to Nashville as a fan ... was about six years ago," Hunt said. "And at that point, I was, I mean, I wanted to get into the music business. But that trip actually inspired me to move to Nashville. So at the time, I didn't know for sure that I wanted to get into this whole world, and I didn’t know much about it, but I learned a lot that trip about Nashville and about the music business, and how, kind of, this whole thing works, and just about a year later I made the move."

Brett Eldredge

Thomas Rhett