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Sam Hunt credits his wife for his hairier new look Entertainment Tonight screenshot
Entertainment Tonight screenshot

If you’ve been keeping up with Sam Hunt, then you’d know that he’s grown out his facial hair.

The country music superstar, who once kept a clean-shaven face or a close-cropped beard, now sports a thick, burly face full of hair. As it turns out the “Body Like a Back Road” singer says his new look is partly for his wife, Hannah Lee Fowler.

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“I kept it because of her,” the smitten Sam confessed, while speaking to “Entertainment Tonight” at CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” benefit concert on Oct. 21 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. “I grew it out, and she said she liked it. So, her opinion matters most.”

Awwww, we are totally swooning over Sam’s thoughtfulness!

Aside from keeping the scruff for his lady, the lovestruck newlywed also says his thick beard helps to keep him warm.

“It gets cold in Nashville, so I like to have a beard in the winter,” he explained.

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But, growing out his hair isn’t the only change that Sam has made since becoming husband to Hannah. In fact, he said he got used to flying solo before tying the knot with her in April.

“I am like a lone wolf naturally, and I’ve kinda been taking that approach the past three years,” he said. “I’m close with my band, but for the most part, I feel like I’ve been out here kind of solo. And to have somebody with me riding shotgun has been really awesome as I journey through all this craziness.”

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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