By Heather Froglear

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last few years, beards have become a huge trend for men.

It probably all got started about the time the cable TV series, Duck Dynasty, hit the tube, or perhaps when the Zac Brown Band came thundering onto the country music scene.

Nevertheless, it’s a mens’ trend that doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon.

Heck, even the clean-shaven Garth Brooks just grew one, with his wife, Trisha Yearwoods’ approval of course.

So after extensive research, here are some of the best beards in country music today, and for fun, I’ve given the beards their own names:


“The Ginger” Beard = Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne

Brothers Osborne, John Osborne

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

“The ZZ Top”  = Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton, ACMs

(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

“The King of Beards” = Zac Brown

Zac Brown Band, Zac Brown

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“The Chief” of Beards = Eric Church

Eric Church

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

“The Crocker” (Country Rocker) Beard = Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis, Staind

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Spike)

“Brass Knuckle” Beard = Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“The G.O.A.T” Beard = Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CRS)

“The Giraffe” (for tall guys) = Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum

Charles Kelley, Lady Antebellum

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The “That’s-Not-Country” Beard = Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt, ACMs

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“Baby Beard” = Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder USA)

“The Post Puberty” Beard = Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell, Stagecoach

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)


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