The 12 Hottest Men in Country Music Right NowPublished on August 28, 2013. Updated March 12, 2014
Today’s country music scene is dominated by gorgeous men who have mastered the art of sweeping women off their feet with the whisper of a few song lyrics. For the purpose of this article, “hottest” refers to the unique combination of talent, charm and good looks. Here are the 12 men we consider to be the hottest in country music right now…
12. Jake Owens_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Jake Owen stumbled upon his musical talent after picking up a guitar while recovering from a wakeboard injury as a teenager. He caused a stir by proposing to his model girlfriend, Lacey Buchanan, onstage at a concert. The two of them welcomed a baby daughter on Thanksgiving Day of 2012.
11. Lee BriceHelga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Thirty-two-year-old Lee Brice got his start as a child singing and playing piano for his church in Sumter, South Carolina. He has a son with longtime love Sara Reevely, who he proposed to in 2013. He made recent news when helped tattoo the release date of his hit single “A Woman Like You” on to cowriter Jon Stone’s arm.
10. Dean BrodyScott Prokop / Shutterstock.com
Dean Brody has been through hell and back. In 2008, his life was changed when he had a major waterskiing injury and had to undergo grueling facial reconstructive surgery, including three titanium plates and 12 screws. With the support of his beautiful wife, Iris, he overcame this obstacle and now puts all of the emotion of the ordeal into his songwriting.
9. Dierks BentleyHelga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
Dierks Bentley is a busy man. He’s raising two kids with his wife, Cassidy, and they’re making room in their home for a third late in 2013. As if that weren’t enough, his eighth studio album “Riser” is set to be released sometime at the end of the year, and he’s busy with the Locked and Re-Loaded tour with Miranda Lambert.
8. Hunter HayesJaguar PS / Shutterstock.com
Hunter Hayes, just a baby still at the age of 21, plays a whopping seven different instruments. He earned three Grammy nominations in 2013, gaining the respect of more seasoned musicians as the youngest in every category. Rumors swirled earlier in the year about a possible romance with Selena Gomez, but it seems these days that Hunter is a free bird.
7. Chad BrownleeScott Prokop / Shutterstock.com
Chad Brownlee made his start as a professional hockey player, but after several injuries in 2008 he decided that country music was a bit safer. He and his wife, Katie, haven’t started a family yet, but the multitalented 29-year-old loves kids and works closely with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.
6. Brantley Gilberts_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Brantley Gilbert is turning his focus completely to his music after breaking off his engagement in August of 2013 with fellow country singer Jana Kramer (who just happened to find a spot on our Hottest Women in Country Music list as well). The 28-year-old will be releasing a new album in late 2013 and will be busy touring shortly after its debut.
5. Randy Housers_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Randy Houser grew up watching his father sing and perform around his hometown of Lake, Mississippi. He wed his longtime love Jessa on a beach in 2011, and the couple welcomed their beautiful son, West, the following year. His latest album “How Country Feels” has launched him into country music stardom.
4. Jason Aldeans_bukley / Shutterstock.com
After filing for divorce in 2013, Jason Aldean is ready to make a fresh start. He’s a proud papa of two girls, and he revealed in a 2012 interview that he cherishes family dinners with them more than anything. The 36-year-old also owns and runs a hunting company with another star on this list, Luke Bryan.
3. Blake Sheltons_bukley / Shutterstock.com
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s 2011 wedding was a star-studded event, and the two have been going strong ever since. They penned the song “Over You”, which went on to win the CMA Song of the Year Award in 2012. Blake is the voice of reason as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice”.
2. Easton CorbinJaguar PS / Shutterstock.com
Easton Corbin slaved away at Ace Hardware before making his big break in country music with his self-titled debut album. A farm boy through and through, he has an agribusiness degree from the University of Florida in case that whole superstar thing doesn’t work out. He and his wife, Briann, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
1. Luke BryanHelga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
This puppy-eyed crooner topped the charts with hits like “Drunk on You” and will be appearing in the Farm Tour in the fall of 2013. He has two boys with his wife, Caroline Boyner, who made an appearance in his video for “Crash My Party”. The 37-year-old Georgia native loves to build model airplanes simply for the thrill of crashing them.