The music industry is a cutthroat business, and that goes double for the country music business. Finding success as a county singer takes talent, determination and hard work, but sometimes even that's not enough.
Aaron Watson found that out the hard way. While today he's a popular and successful musician who has toured all over the world, his path to success has been long and winding.
In a video he shared with his fans on social media, Watson shares the story of his career through his 13 albums and all of the trials in between them. It's an important reminder to never give up on your dreams!
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Starting in 1999 and traveling up to today, Aaron shares how his hard work was never good enough for the music industry executives.
But the man who worked two jobs in college to pay for his first album wouldn't give up that easily. Even after the labels told him he wasn't good enough, he kept playing hundreds of shows a year, drawing strength from his faith when times were tough.
"They always said we wouldn't," he writes, summing up his long career, "here we are 18 years, 13 albums & 2000+ shows later."
"Never let someone discourage you from chasing your dreams," he tells his fans.
"Let their doubt fuel your fire."