Josh Turner: Chairman of the Beard

A No Shave November Dream Team

Meet your new Chairman of the Beard, country star Josh Turner.

You might be wondering, “Wait, ‘Chairman of the Beard’ … did I miss the joke?”

No friends, you didn’t — it’s a very real title, and a very real and important cause.

Each year, music row, country radio and folks nationwide come together for a wonderful event deemed No Shave November, where everyone makes a pact to put down their razors to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

With a donation to the cause, clean-shaven individuals and teams can participate and agree to go “blades off” the entire month. At the end of the month, there are trophies and awards given out, a St. Jude No Shave November Champion is crowned and there’s even a party after known as the “Beard Bash.”

But you’ve gotta grow some serious fuzz if you want to win. So just who would I want on my team? These guys: my picks for the current best beards in country music.

Josh Turner

There’s a reason he’s Chairman of the Beard. I didn’t know he could grow such a beast on that baby face.

Zac Brown

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Has anyone ever seen Brown without a beard? Anyone?

Sam Hunt

Working and playing hard on Labor Day weekend.

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Sam Hunt could have zero hair and I’d still want him on my team.

John Osborne

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One half of the Brothers Osborne has an epic beard. I’m sure his brother and bandmate T.J. could catch up easily.

Chris Stapleton

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Great beard. Great songs. Great singer. Great player — simply great.

Legendary Beard: Charlie Daniels

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Because it’s Mr. Charlie and that beard is just as iconic as he is.

Beard No One Will Ever Beat: William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys

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His beard is a national treasure.

Over the last three years, No Shave November has raised more than $500,000 for the kids of St. Jude. And even if facial hair isn’t your thing, you can still donate.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.