Big Hair, Don't Care: Check Out The Best Sky-High Country 'Dos

Back combs, hairspray, and a whole lotta sass: These country stars rock some gravity-defying locks.

Back combs, hairspray, and a whole lotta sass: These country stars rock some gravity-defying locks.

They say everything's bigger in Texas, but the same adage could definitely apply to country-fried accoutrements from Nashville, especially the ones that involve strong-hold hairspray and a powerful blowdryer! From Dolly Parton's famous, teased up-'dos to Blake Shelton's curly mullet, these stars live up to the saying, "Go big, or go home!"

Click through to see the best of country music's towering tresses. Plus, be sure to watch the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c to see who's sporting the most volume on the red carpet! 
Dolly Parton takes the throne as The Queen of Pumped-Up Locks.

Dolly Parton takes the throne as The Queen of Pumped-Up Locks.

With big hits and big hair to match, Dolly Parton reigns supreme on both the stage and in the salon chair. Throughout her illustrious career, the "I Will Always Love You" superstar has always had a flair for dramatic hair. From ringlet curls to choppy layers, Dolly never skimps on the volume. 

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Katy Perry's beehive is all the buzz.

Katy Perry's beehive is all the buzz.

Leave it to pop princess Katy Perry to "Roar" at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Perry looked like a total natural next to the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton. Guess you could say she learned from the best! 

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Chase Bryant

Chase Bryant "Take(s) It On Back" with his shiny 'do.

"Little Bit Of You" singer Chase Bryant took rounded out his black-and-white ensemble with shiny specks and teased-back locks. 

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RaeLynn teases her tresses—and the boys—with her gravity-defying ponytail.

RaeLynn teases her tresses—and the boys—with her gravity-defying ponytail.

When she's not "Kissin' Frogs," country chanteuse RaeLynn can be found flaunting major volume on the red carpet. The New Female Artist Of The Year nominee turned heads at the 2016 ACMs with her platinum blonde ponytail and baby blue gown.

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Blake Shelton lets it all hang down.

Blake Shelton lets it all hang down.

Before his slicked-back, salt-and-pepper 'do—and way before he wooed one of pop's hottest stars—Blake Shelton used to sport a curly, shoulder-length mullet. Not only that, but the country phenomenon and vocal coach would top off the look with one of his signature cowboy hats. 

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Billy Ray Cyrus' dons breeze-approved layers.

Billy Ray Cyrus' dons breeze-approved layers.

A little bit country and, perhaps, a little bit disco? Billy Ray Cyrus is no stranger to showy hairstyles—think mullets, frosted tips, and shaggy bobs—and this feathered, face-framing 'do is no exception. 

But, this "Achy Breaky Heart" crooner doesn't just take his lock-game seriously. This '90s superstar also likes to mix up his facial hair styles, too, having rocked everything from a soul patch to a goatee and a chinstrap beard. 

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Kacey Musgraves takes a classic beehive to contemporary new heights.

Kacey Musgraves takes a classic beehive to contemporary new heights.

Harkening back to Dolly Parton's early coifs, Kacey Musgraves has been known to boost her strands with a lot of teasing and even more hairspray. While we love this Texas gal's normally relaxed tresses, this bold look totally screams "Pageant Material."

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Steven Tyler experiments with multi-colored waves.

Steven Tyler experiments with multi-colored waves.

Last year, arena-rock megastar and budding country artist Steven Tyler ventured onto the ACM red carpet with beachy waves, pops of colorful highlights, peek-a-boo braids, and an oversized cap. Guess you don't need sky-high volume to make a major mane statement. 


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Shania Twain elevates her look with a crimped up-'do.

Shania Twain elevates her look with a crimped up-'do.

Now, this is a hairstyle that does impress us much. Back in the late '90s, Shania Twain was a rising country star who stepped on the red carpet wearing crimped waves, baby-blue eyeshadow, and an off-the-shoulder snakeskin dress. Let's just say, "From This Moment" on, we were hooked on Twain's ever-evolving fringe.

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Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman proves curls just wanna have fun.

Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman proves curls just wanna have fun.

There's nothing small about this Little Big Town singer's hair—and that's exactly why we love it. With her bright smile, dazzling eyes, and springy locks, Kimberly Schlapman always makes a wonderfully wavy statement on the red carpet. 

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Marty Stuart pomps up the volume.

Marty Stuart pomps up the volume.

Honky tonkin' isn't the only thing Marty Stuart does best. Hey, just look at that pomp! As if his hairstyling techniques weren't good enough, the "Hillbilly Rock" singer always makes sure to complete his look with bold suiting choices. 

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Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines brings the party to the front.

Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines brings the party to the front.

Unlike some of her mulleted colleagues, this Dixie Chicks singer/guitarist knows how to celebrate in the front and keep it all-business in the back; it's no wonder Natalie Maines and her gals are so much fun to watch on stage!

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Reba McEntire makes a daring play with fire-engine red spirals.

Reba McEntire makes a daring play with fire-engine red spirals.

Blow the whistle and call a time-out because this country legend is too hot for the field!

After all, if there's one woman who can pull off bright red curls, it's Reba McEntire. Whether she's gracing award shows in couture or hanging out in her casual weekend wear, this 12-time ACM Award winner always looks "Fancy." 

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Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn teases back his choppy bangs.

Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn teases back his choppy bangs.

If you're gonna boot, scoot, and boogie, you're gonna want to keep your hair out of your eyes as much as possible. Just ask the king of the rodeo, Mr. Ronnie Dunn. 

To prevent his tresses from blocking his view, the iconic Brooks & Dunn musician made sure to add some height to his bangs before sweeping them back. Now that's fashion and function.

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The Band Perry brings lots of shag to the carpet.

The Band Perry brings lots of shag to the carpet.

In case you didn't know, not all big hair has to graze the clouds. Take siblings Neil and Reid Perry of The Band Perry, who prove that sometimes the most eye-catching styles extend down and out.

But be warned: If you plan to replicate the look, avoid operating any heavy machinery because 20/20 vision is not guaranteed.

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The Oak Ridge Boys' William Lee Golden matches his hair to his beard.

The Oak Ridge Boys' William Lee Golden matches his hair to his beard.

Why just have big hair when you can also have an enormous beard that matches? 

The Oak Ridge Boys' William Lee Golden has flaunted this flowing combination for as long as we can remember. While this kind of major mane might be hot during the summer, Golden's look is perfect for winter and no doubt makes him one of the most popular guys around Christmas! 

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The Judds bang out the hits—and the hairstyles.

The Judds bang out the hits—and the hairstyles.

Starting in the early '80s, Wynonna and Naomi Judd electrified the country music world with their mother-daughter hits and matching fashion choices. Over the years, The Judds have kept fans intrigued with their ever-evolving sound and experimentation with textured bangs, fluffy perms, and countless bottles of hair dye.

For more big country looks, make sure to tune-in to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c on CBS. You can also catch all the action by live-streaming the show on CBS All Access

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Little Big Town

Little Big Town