(Taste of Country) – Who knew? The perennially clean-shaven Kenny Chesney is changing up his look and has grown a beard. While we’re used to the singer’s baby face, we bet his scores of female fans will love this new, rough and tumble look.
If we didn’t know it’s Chesney, we wouldn’t know it’s Chesney. The reddish color sorta makes him resemble Zac Brown from the neck up.
It’s a new season and that means cooler weather, so Chesney, a summer touring staple, can ditch the shaving cream and fill out his facial hair and rock the lumberjack look since he will be taking some time off the road.
Photographic evidence of a bearded Chesney was snapped in Vermont, when he took the stage with his pal Grace Potter at the Grand Point North Festival on Sept. 15 and performed a cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘I’m on Fire’ with the singer.
In the photos below, Chesney is performing with Potter. That’s some beard, isn’t it? He’s almost unrecognizable. But then again, he’s not wearing his stage signatures — a sleeveless tee and bent, beige cowboy hat, either.
Chesney also tweeted an image from the show, proving that there is indeed a beard.