Two classics square off in this Round 1 matchup to decide the sexiest man in country music. George Strait -- who is surely a favorite to emerge from the cluster of eight Legends -- is up against the smooth-voiced Joe Nichols. Fans will need to decide which of these men is worthy of moving on to Round 2. 

Aside from a pair of glasses and a few more gray hairs, Strait has kept the same look for over 30 years. It's hard to argue with his style, however. A good pair of blue jeans and stylish button-up beneath a traditional cowboy hat is timeless. Nichols has chopped his long hair in recent years, but fans are still falling for those dark eyes, and that voice ... we've heard he can hum and melt wax -- and we believe it.

Vote for your favorite below and keep voting. Fans can vote up to once every hour until the polls close at 11:59PM ET on March 16, 2014. The winner of this round will move on to face either Gary Allan or Trace Adkins.

Taste of Country March Man-Ness