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Working man blues: The "real man work" Dylan Scott's glad he left behind

CurbAs Labor Day approaches, it’ll be Dylan Scott’s first one as a bona fide country star: he scored his first #1 with “My Girl” this summer. But in the years leading up to his success on the country chart, the Louisiana native was certainly no stranger to hard work.

“My first job, I was 15 years old and I was cleaning boat carburetors,” Dylan recalls. “That's what I did. All day long, clean a boat carburetor, and just pray that the motor ran when I got done with it.”

As he grew up, Dylan worked his way through a handful of other jobs, some he enjoyed, and some he’s definitely thankful he’s not doing anymore.

“I've laid floors:  hardwood floors, carpet, ceramic tile. That was fun. That was a lot of fun,” he says. “I enjoyed that. And then the older I got, summer jobs I could work at a paper mill...That was not fun. That was like real, man work right there, you know.”  

Later this year, Dylan will take on a new job: daddy.  His wife is expecting the couple's first child. He’ll also head out on the Hell on a Highway Tour this fall with Justin Moore.

Dylan's new single is “Hooked,” from his Dylan Scott Deluxe album.

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