10 Sexiest Voices in Country Music
Is it a low growl or the confidence to reach up and hit those delicate high notes? Is it crooning about candles and satin sheets that makes a voice sexy, or is it singing about guy stuff, like hunting and raising hell? You’ll find all of the above in this list of the 10 sexiest voices in country music.
The Top 10 Sexiest Voices of 2013 list isn’t just inclusive to men either. One woman stands out as a runaway heart-melter, and strong cases could be made for others. Josh Turner and Trace Adkins are often noted for having the sexiest voice in Nashville, but neither of these two stars topped our list. A few newcomers were added to an already impressive lineup of stars sure to make your date night be a great night.
Confidence is sexy, and Kip Moore brings it on every song from his debut album 'Up All Night.' The real steamer is 'Somethin' 'Bout a Truck,' a track that just builds and builds and builds until the final chorus, when the damn breaks. 'Hey Pretty Girl' is a keeper for all the opposite reasons. Moore shows a sensitive side that's unmatched.
Billy Currington's surfer boy good looks and propensity for wearing no shirt certainly ups his sexy quotient, but his R&B delivery is what sets him apart from other singers on this list of sexy voices. 'Must Be Doin' Something Right' is still a space heater after nearly a decade, and more recent cuts like 'Tangled Up' and 'Hey Girl' prove he is the human equivalent of a flickering candle in the bedroom.
There isn't a song on Ashley Monroe's 'Like a Rose' album that would qualify as pure romance, but there's something about a woman who's survived hard times with scars to show for it that is very sexy to a guy. She has lived and loved, been hurt and forgotten. In the movies, Mr. Right would come in and swoop her off her feet, but she'd resist because she didn't want to get hurt again. Finally they'd kiss under the fireworks and the camera would pull back to find two old people poking each other in the ribs with that knowing old person smile. OK, perhaps we've thought this out in too much detail...
Jerrod Niemann first popped on the sexy radar with 'Lover, Lover,' but it was his 2013 hit 'Only God Could Love You More' that really turned heads. The singer takes his time through each verse and chorus and holds nothing back in expressing how he feels. The touching video might have bumped him up a few slots.
If anyone else would have sung Josh Turner's 2007 hit 'Firecracker,' it would have banned for being too hot for the radio. The baritone got the benefit of the doubt, since he regularly shuffles between wholesome and steamy singles. Turner's brand of sexy is always PG-rated, something many find sexy in itself.
Some will argue that everything Trace Adkins does is sexy -- even his appearance on 'Celebrity Appretince.' While the big man does look sharp in front of Donald, his deep voice is plenty enough to convince us to put him on this list. That broad chest and confident delivery certainly help.
The King has aged like fine wine, and he sounds as convincing singing a romantic ballad like 'Give It All We Got Tonight' from 2013 as he did singing hits like 'I Cross My Heart' over 20 years ago. As long as he's active he'll have a home on this list of sexy country vocalists.
Many blame El Nino or global warming for the unusually warm winters of the early to mid-00s, but really it was just Gary Allan's 'Nothing on But the Radio.' He repeats the effort with 'Drop,' a song from his 2013 'Set You Free' album. Between the two, he released many a heartwrenching ballads that revealed his vulnerability.
Raise your hand if you think Keith Urban has released his best and most romantic music since marrying Nicole Kidman! Early singles like 'Raining on Sunday' and 'Making Memories of Us' would earn him a spot on this list of the Top 10 Sexiest Singers in Country Music, but later hits like 'Everybody' and 'Only You Can Love Me This Way' bump him up to No. 2.
It's one thing to have a deep, sexy growl. But Chris Young makes the most of it. He is one of the most gifted singers in Nashville, and his romantic ballads find him working a scale like fingertips up and down a lover's back. 'Gettin' You Home' might have caused a baby boom, and later hits like 'You' and 'I Can Take It From There' continue to pile on.