Anyone else psyched for Nashville tonight? It’s allegedly the pride of the 2012 pilot season thanks to the presence of indefatigable thespian Connie Britton. To honor this new show’s potential, let’s celebrate country right: Here’s our list of the 10 hottest dudes of country. Some are veterans and some are newcomers, but all wear cowboy hats like glistening Opry superstars.
10. Dean Brody
He’s still up-and-coming in the country world but Canadian artist Dean Brody (hey, if Olivia Newton-John can release country records and hail from Australia, Canada should be no less tolerable) is as muscle-y and moody as the best pluckers. I am personally OK with nicknaming him “Supernova Scotia.”
9. Luke Bryan
The adorable Luke Bryan is pretty baby-faced for a 36-year-old denim aficionado, and along with his recent CMT Music Award for Male Video of the Year, he should celebrate having the most charming grin in the country game.
8. Keith Urban
I already respect this man for loving Nicole Kidman (who is just so kickass in Rabbit Hole — you really need to see that), but I also dig Keith Urban for keeping cool while fellow American Idol panelists Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey bicker. Of course, my favorite thing about him are his eyes and hair, which both could belong to a stunning Final Fantasy VII character.
7. Charles Kelley (of Lady Antebellum)
It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk, and I need him rowwwwr. The tall Lady Antebellum dude (at 6’6) is a vulnerable, hollerin’ troubadour. My favorite kind.
6. Dierks Bentley