Since the 1980s, country music has seen some pretty great mullets. Even when Keith Urban played shows in Australia in his early days before he came to America, he sported a mullet. Other country singers over the years sported mullets, including Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Toby Keith, and even Vince Gill.
According to The Guardian, the phrase “mullet” did not come from country music origins. Mullett websites generally credit the coining of this phrase to Mike D of the Beastie Boys. This came from the song “Mullet Head” on 1994’s Ill Communication album, which described the haircut and those who wore it.
The hairstyle was first worn by French fashion guru Henri Mollet in the early seventies. The “Mollet” did not see much light apart from the french underground dance scene.
We count down what we believe are the top five country music mullets of all time.