Shelton at the beginning of his careerBy now, everyone knows Blake Shelton as the rakish, handsome coach on NBC's hit The Voice. Music fans also know him as one-half of Nashville's hottest couple, along with wife Miranda Lambert. But it's the true hardcore fans who know that once upon a time, Shelton didn't exactly look like the stylish superstar he is today.
In fact, he looked pretty different. How different? Well, okay--he actually had a mullet!
Yep, it's true. Shelton--who will be co-hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday--sported the infamous hairstyle for several years, starting at the beginning of his career in 2001. Not exactly the Shelton we know today, right?
Shelton at the 2003 ACM AwardsShelton also had a distinct fashion sense back in the early '00s. While he's always been a fan of jeans and blazers--he wore Levis for both of his two weddings--he tended to go for a more oversized style. Check out the getup he chose for the 2003 ACM Awards.
By 2007, Shelton had cropped the mullet and began to wear clothes that fit a little better. He's since refined his look to a tee, scoring him tons of female fans as well as several magazine covers touting his "hot" status this year.
Here's what he looks like today, and what he wore as co-host of last year's ACM Awards.
While he's definitely more on-trend these days, we think if anyone could pull off the mullet look, it's a good-looking guy like Shelton. What do you think?
Shelton at the 2011 ACM AwardsThis year's Academy of Country Music Awards, featuring Shelton and Reba McEntire as co-hosts, will be broadcast live on CBS April 1 at 8 p.m. ET. In addition to hosting, Shelton is a contender for the entertainer and male vocalist of the year awards.