Style Spotlight: NAOTY Nominees Have Country Swag

Style Spotlight: NAOTY Nominees Have Country Swag

April 5th, 2014

Country’s up-and-comers all bring their own style to the ACM stage: while Brett Eldredge channels his jazz and soul influences, Justin Moore keeps it tried and true country and Kip Moore wears his surfer spirit on his sleeves (or lack thereof). Lets take a look at how each New Artist of the Year Nominee puts a spin on country style.

Justin Moore

Justin Moore shows us what it takes to look like an authentic cowboy. From the hat to the boots, lets break down what makes Justin look like the real deal.

One must have a well-worn pair of cowboy boots. Justin is never seen without one of his many beloved pairs, fit under his boot cut jeans just right.

Those boot cut jeans are never complete without a big belt buckle adorning his waist– the bigger the better.

Justin is often seen wearing a flannel shirt, even when this cowboy goes to the big city.

The mark of a real cowboy, Justin is rarely seen without his cowboy hat, donning it both on stage and off. At this weekend’s ACM Awards you can be sure to see Justin and his hat taking the stage.  

Brett Eldredge

The soulful boy on the scene in country music, Brett Eldrege brings a different kind of country to the stage. Brett can be seen rocking slim cut suits on the red carpet, and button downs on his days off.

Brett says he pulls musical inspiration from soul singers such as Frank Sinatra, and its clear to see this influence make it into his wardrobe.

Although Brett knows how to bring out the dapper side of country, he doesn’t take himself too seriously.


Kip Moore

Muscle tees and backwards caps make up the bulk of Kip Moore’s wardrobe. The bad boy speaks to his authentic style saying he doesn’t feel like he has to put on a show for anyone.

Kip’s red backwards cap rose to fame almost as quickly as he did. Bought for $16 at his favorite surf shop it shows his laid back, no fuss attitude.


Take your best worn in t-shirt and then cut the sleeves off. You’ve mastered the Kip Moore tee.

Top it all off with heavy boots and you should be rocking Kip’s bad boy country look.

Vote for your favorite New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominee here, and tune in to watch the guys perform at the 4th Annual Fan Jam during the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6th at 8/7c on CBS.

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