Fugs and Fabs The Dudes of the ACM Awards


Let’s settle in and take a gander at some country dudes, shall we?

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  1. Rebecca
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    Damn, Tim McGraw is looking good.

  2. Jill
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    Dustin Lynch has a super-tight shirt! Or else his pecs are huge.

    Keith Urban has looked the same for about a decade and a half.

    Tim McGraw’s hat looks like it could be lethal if tossed about.

    I find none of these dudes appealing at all.

    • Kat
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      Yes, Keith Urban has managed to look doofy (yes, doofy, there’s no other word for it) for a decade and a half. And LL Cool J looks like he’s wearing ladies’ sunglasses.

  3. Taria
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    I find it amazing how people can go to the same show and dress sooooooooooooooooooo differently. Couldn’t they all just go country formal?

  4. Vandalfan
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    I make fun of country music and the new “country” stuff, but I gotta have that T-shirt on the first guy.

  5. Edith
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    You forgot to remind Keith of the Exception to the no denim suit rule – if Nicole were dressed in a denim gown, and they actively embraced the JT/Britney homage inherent therein. Otherwise, no.

  6. LT1
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    Dierks doesn’t look like himself at all–did I really never see past the signature curly hair? Guess so.

    • charlie09
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      #4 is not Dierks Bentley.

      • Sarah
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        I was confused as all hell, and thought maybe it WAS Dierks because I haven’t seen him in a while. But I was all “WHAT HAPPENED.”

  7. Geeg
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    #4 is Kip Moore, not Dierks Bently.

    • Lizzy
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      Phew – was wondering how Dierks could look so awful there for such a hot guy.

  8. Sandra
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    All right you country music guys, you see Tim, right? It’s all right if you want to dial the hat down or maybe even not wear one, but other than that, this is how you dress for these things. And any other semi-formal event. Looking like you care is always appropriate, whether you do or not. Also, a trucker cap worn backwards is one of the douchey-ist things you can possibly put on. With further loss of credit if the brim is flat.

    • Evangeline
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      Yes! Tim McGraw looks totally sharp there.

      Keith Urban – dude, I know you own better clothes than that denim suit and those dirty clodhopper shoes.

      • MG
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        Thank you, Tim. What would a country show be without you? Boring, that’s what.

        Keith, Keith, Keith– we already told you an emphatic “no!” on those workin’ Ronald MacDonald’s.

  9. JJDawn
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    Slide #4 is Kip Moore.

  10. Other Emily
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    I prefer the “country class” look that Mr. Hotness McGraw is rocking to the “redneck & proud” look of the overalls on the gentleman whose name I can’t be bothered to remember. George Strait always looked fine as hell in clean jeans, a nice sportcoat, and his hat. So these younger guys should think about that.

    Also, I don’t know why Colin Kaepernick was there, and I hate his facial hair, but I otherwise love him and think he’s dreamy in his suit.

    • Sasha
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      +1 on Colin Kaepernick. That facial hair is *ahem* off-putting but otherwise (even the CHiPs sunglass), nice.

      And Scotty McWhatsit looks unsettlingly like my cousin Mike the orthopedist.

      • KB
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        Kaepernick looks like he fell chin-first into a pot of shoe polish.

        Personally, that kind of facial hair (along with soul patches..hyurk) always remind me of bikini wax options.

  11. Dazie
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    Why is it that at these events often the women look like… um…. they’re open for business, and the men look like they just rolled in from somewhere stinky?

    Is this a THING? If it is, it’s a thing that needs to stop.

  12. KatieBell
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    Man – I feel like Rip Van Winkle. I would have considered myself a fan of country music – but it’s like I took a long nap and now I don’t recognize 90% of the people here. Who are these people? I miss the days of Alan Jackson, George Strait and Vince Gill! I miss the days when Kenny Chesney was an upstart!!! Excuse me – there are some kids on my lawn I have to go yell at.

    • Dazie
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      I’ll be over to shake my cane at them with you. Then we can relax with a Metamucil smoothie.

      • Evalyn
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        Lordy, make room on the porch for me. I AM a country music fan and I recognize three of those people. Pop Country? Fiddlesticks.

        • Miranda
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          It’s gonna be one crowded porch. Haven’t listened to country in years because of all these people. King George is it for me nowadays.

    • Rebecca
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      My opinion of the recent country music ‘thing’ is that they are trying to get more people to like it, not just people who probably like country anyway. So many artists are moving more to pop country, songs that can be played on either country or pop radio (like Taylor Swift). And because they aren’t really country, they don’t really dress like a stereotypical ‘country star.’ A lot of the male artists want to be Lynyrd Skynyrd, so their music has that southern rock vibe and they tend to dress that way. T-shirts, bandanas, giant rings on the pointer fingers. (I have no issue with pop country or southern rock country, I like a lot of it, but I do miss some good ol’ fashioned country and western)

  13. KellyG
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    It’s not right how good looking Tim McGraw is…I wish more country dudes had his class and sense of style! Colin Kaepernick was SOOOO awkward when he presented whatever award it was they had him presenting…hilariously so.

  14. Eliza Bennett
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    I love Easton Corbin’s outfit, esp. if it were in a darker blue. Who is this Hunter Hayes child, and how old is he? I’m 28 and his face just makes me worry he’s out past his bedtime.

    • Helen
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      Also, sneakers with a suit. That isn’t youthful and it isn’t country, it just ruins the suit.

      Get some boots, kid.

    • Kat
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      Hunter Hayes is really young, like 20 maybe? But his music is great. I saw him at a local music festival. He’s great live, but when he’s talking vs. singing, he sounds like a gummy bear.

      • Eliza Bennett
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        “sounds like a gummy bear” HA! Spit take quota for the day achieved!

    • Rebecca
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      Hunter Hayes sings a song called “Wanted” (and others) and it is amazing and he sounds so much more adult than he looks. He also opened for Taylor Swift on her most recent tour (or at least parts of it).

  15. Caitlin M
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    It’s hard to believe this is the same event where the women were all in formal gowns. Total dress code disconnect.

  16. Helen
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    KEITH’S CLOWN BOOTS OMG.

    Does Jake Owen look like Nicolas Cage circa Leaving Las Vegas in this shot?

    Easton Corbin is very ’80s evening soap opera.

    McGraw and Kaepernick look nice.

    Jason Aldean, I knew Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash was a friend of mine. You, sir, are no Johnny Cash.

    • DK
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      I actually think Jake Owen looks like the actor who plays John McBain on OLTL/GH.

      • Helen
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        Have to take your word for it.

        How about…

        “He’s That Guy Who Looks Like That Actor In That Thing. You Know The Thing!”

  17. Nattastrophe
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    That Hunter kid looks unnervingly like Joffrey from GoT – anybody else see it??

  18. maryse
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    i really really really hate cowboy hats. especially when they become your thing and you wear it ALL OF THE TIME. (same with baseball caps.) so as handsome as tim mcgraw is, TAKE OFF YOUR HAT!

  19. Kat
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    I know Kip Moore totally looks like he doesn’t GAF, but he still looks delicious… even if he is out of dress code.

  20. Pouncer
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    This is the event Kristen Stewart should attend. Her favored Chuck Taylors would fit right in.

  21. Vandalfan
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    What a panoply of footwear. But I miss the days of genuine cowboy suits, with embroidered and sequined yokes and snaps on the pockets, like Porter Wagoner.

  22. MaryAnne
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    Hunter Hayes is like Apollo Ohno – you just want to put him in your pocket. He is also mad talented … I saw him a couple of months ago opening for Carrie Underwood, and nobody was doing the typical “OK, that’s long enough, bring out the star” thing, he had that crowd eating out of the palm of his hand.

  23. ceecee
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    Some of these guys look like they need a bath. A haircut and a shave would not go amiss either. I love the pastel blue suit, though. My dad had one in 1973.

  24. Jen
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    Um, did anyone comment on Keith Urban’s shoes? They are HUGE – looks like they are clown shoe adjacent with lifts (the latter feature is not surprising tho) . . .

    • Helen
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      Yes, I said “KEITH’S CLOWN BOOTS OMG.”

      So clearly, I like the way you think!

  25. Sajorina
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    Tim McGraw→ Well Played, Sir!
    Keith Urban→ Stop it with the cement blocks on your feet! Seriously, you’re handsome & talented, but you look ridiculous!
    Hunter Hayes→ So cute! I saw him perform and thought he is perfect for Taylor Swift! Come on, dude, what are you waiting for? Ask the girl out!!!

    • Helen
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      Why would you wish that on him? I know nothing about the young man, and still!

  26. Mystical Chick
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    I cannot with Scotty McCreary looking like George Dubs. It’s not Scotty’s fault but every time I see him, I want to punch him in the face.

    (ahem)

    KUOMGCLOWNBOOTSFTW!

  27. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Why is Keith Urban wearing clown work boots?

    Why does Tim McGraw not know what size his head is?

  28. Janiekettles
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    OK, this Hunter Hayes kid. Never heard of him. BUT, if someone could arrange to have him brought to me in about 20 years, that would be terrific, he’s inappropriately delicious. That is all.

  29. TonyG
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    Never realized it before, but LL Cool J’s grin is much like the Grinch’s after he grew a big heart.