Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

So I woke up to find out it’s National Dimples Day. Yup, it’s a thing. And so are dimples. I’ve always been fond of mine, so I figured I’d look into which of our favorite artists have the best cheek indentations. Take a look at a few beautiful country star dimples, below.

First, let’s do a shallow dive into the genetics of dimples. Are they inherited or do they just happen? According to health information website, MedlinePlus, surprisingly little research has been done to investigate the genetics of dimples, Plus, it’s not known which gene or genes may be involved. As stated in the article, dimples “tend to occur in families, and this trait is assumed to be inherited. Dimples are usually considered a dominant genetic trait, which means that one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause dimples.”

Country Star Dimples

When you think country star dimples, which artist comes to mind first? For me it was undeniably John Michael Montgomery. You remember “I Swear” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).” His dimples are the most pronounced of anyone I’ve ever seen. And he’s not the only one in the family. His son, Walker also has a beautiful smile highlighted by dimples.

But, who else can you think of in the world of country music with dimples. Of course, some indentations are more obvious than others. I think you will agree that the list below provides some of the most famous and fabulous dimples in the music genre.

Blake Shelton is as famous for his wit as his music. His smile sparkles when his dimples come out. So, there’s a couple on the list for you already. I bet Blake was on your mind when you read “country star dimples!”

In no particular order, here are 7 of my favorite country star dimples.

  • 1. John Michael Montgomery

    John Michael Montgomery ruled the charts in the 1990s and early 2000s with hits like “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “Life’s A Dance” and “Sold (the Grundy County Auction Incident” and “Letters From Home.” But his dimples are as memorable as his songs. JMM’s smile shows his deep

    Clearly, John’s son Walker inherited his gorgeous dimples!

  • 2. Gabby Barrett

    In Gabby Barrett’s case there’s one obvious dimple that adorns her pretty smile. The former American Idol contestant and now mother of three released her sophomore album earlier this year, called Chapter and Verse. It includes her recent hit, “Glory Days.” I wonder if any of her kids has dimples. She is very private about her family and never shows their faces.

  • 3. Blake Shelton

    Ahhh those Blake Shelton sinkers are world famous. That smile of his makes you think he is up to no good, or about to make us all laugh. When Blake flashes his pearly whites, those dimples are hard to miss. Although, the beard does distract from them a little. The 2017 Sexiest Man Alive not only has wit, charm, talent and a boat load of hits to his name, but those dimples are as famous as he is.

    Blake Shelton performs live at Stage Coach in 2015

    (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)


  • 4. Miranda Lambert

    Imagine if Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert had children when they were married, there would have been double the chance of dimples. Miranda’s prominent dimples lead you to think she is as sweet as sugar. But her music may lead you to believe the dimples add to a devilish smile. The multi-Grammy Award winning artist has plenty to smile about these days in a happy marriage with former New York police officer Brendan McLoughlin since 2019.

  • 5. Bailey Zimmerman

    It’s hard to see them through his thick red beard sometimes, but they are there! Bailey Zimmerman’s ear to ear smile is infectious, but the dimples make it shine! The “Rock and a Hard Place” singer has a big personality and a blooming career. There is plenty to smile about these days for Bailey as he just scored his 4th consecutive #1 hit with “Where It Ends.”  His beloved dog, Marley, brings out the best in Bailey, and his dimples!

  • 6. Hardy

    An extraordinary writer, Hardy (born Michael Wilson Hardy), has amassed quite a catalog of hits for other artists and now is on a roll with his own hit songs. Lots to keep Hardy smiling lately. He got married in 2022 and just scored his 3rd #1 hit with “Truck Bed.”


    Hardy, winner of the Music Event of the Year award for “Wait in the Truck,” poses in the press room during the 58th Academy Of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


  • 7. Dustin Lynch

    Ok, so Dustin Lynch is most famous for his teeth, after his music of course! He is actually often asked about his big, white chompers as he told me in an interview recently. But how about some love for those dimples of his? The “Stars Like Confetti” artist has gorgeous dimples to compliment his pearly whites, don’t you think? Before he grew a beard they were even more obvious.

    Dustin Lynch

    NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 08: Singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch attends the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

    You can still see the dimples through his current beard situation…

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