Dark brown hair and piercing eyes are still trademarks of this country singer. But he's filled out quite a bit since his football days. In fact he looks like a true linebacker now! And he's also sporting something else that a young kid only dreams of: a beard.

This up-and-coming country artist, with a rich voice honed by years of classical training, has a deep love for whiskey and his redneck roots. Some think he might be kinda crazy, but he insists his first big hit was mostly made up. Any ideas on who this kid is? Click the button below to find out and see more country stars as kids.