When Brooks and Dunn broke into country music in the early '90s, they weren't the typical newcomers. Both Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn had experience as solo artists but -- as you can see in this 'Then' pic of Brooks -- they still carried themselves with some bravado. Two things have remained the same about the 'Moonshine Road' singer, however. 

Aside from a brief relationship with a full beard in 2011, Brooks still has the same well-manicured mustache he carried in 1994. He also wears a very similar hat, although his 'Now' picture features one with a little more curve. The Louisiana native is not given credit for his fashion choices in 2012. It's possible he was just as hip in the early-to-mid '90s, but no one at Taste of Country is willing to admit they once owned a closet full of similarly loud cowboy shirts. No one.