Howdy, cowboy! From Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt to Keith Urban and Kane Brown, the country music genre has a lot of sexy men who make Us swoon.
Whether they’re wearing skin-tight jeans and cowboy boots or dressed up for a red carpet, these crooners make fans do a serious double take … even if they don’t agree on their hotness level.
Three years after Shelton was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2017, he admitted that he didn’t see what all the fuss was about.
“I remember I called my manager [who said], ‘They want to put you as the Sexiest Man Alive,’ And I’m like, ‘Wh— what?!’” he said on the Gayle King Grammy Special in January 2020. “I remember when that magazine came out, you know, of course there’s gonna be blowback and hate. But I remember, I was like, ‘Man, they’re right.’ Like, I don’t disagree with any of this that I’m hearin.’”
The “God’s Country” singer added: “Come on, let’s face it — they screwed up.”
Nicole Kidman, for her part, is one of her husband Urban’s biggest fans, and can’t help but gush over his kind and endearing qualities in public.
“I have a very good relationship. It is a very soothing, comforting place for me to go, and he’s a very strong, warm, kind man,” the Big Little Lies star told Glamour UK in her November 2020 cover story. “I’m very fortunate to have that in my life, because it’s a really strong place to be able to go and curl up. And this is a lonely world, right?”
She added: “That’s sort of an extraordinary thing to have found, particularly later in my life. But it saved me, as well, which is a beautiful thing to have.”
Luke Bryan, on the other hand, isn’t afraid of embracing his sex symbol status after more than a decade in the country music world.
“You want women to think of you in a sexy manner,” the “One Margarita” singer told the Chicago Tribune in August 2012. “It’s all part of the business. It drives ticket sales. My focus is trying to make great music and putting on great shows and whatever happens beyond that is a bonus to me.”
The “Country Girl” crooner noted that his wife, Caroline Boyer, with whom he shares sons Thomas and Tatum, doesn’t seem to mind his widely female fanbase.
“Women are getting more and more comfortable where they can have a little fun too. I’m happy about that,” he explained. “[Caroline] laughs about it. She enjoys it too. She understands that it’s all a part of the game.”
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