Soccer star David Beckham may be People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2015, but you can rest assured there are plenty of country’s sexiest men on the pages inside. Voice star Blake Shelton claims the title as the magazine’s Sexiest Coach.
“People loved him when he was with Miranda [Lambert] because there was this country dynasty between the two of them,” Deputy Features Editor Kate Hogan says. “Now people want to see what he’s going to do on his own, and I think people are very intrigued with his relationship with Gwen [Stefani]. A lot of women find him really sexy regardless of who he’s dating. You know he’s got that country twang, he’s tall. He’s another funny one. There’s a lot to like about Blake Shelton!”
Both Blake and Tim McGraw make the Men of the Year list, with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Joe Manganiello. “He also has just transformed his body in the last couple of years,” Hogan says of Tim. “You know he lost all that weight a few years ago and really toned up and we did our shirtless cover shoot with him back then and I think he’s just continuing to get better with age as well — just releasing new music, looking really fit and really showing his appeal with his wife and daughters too.”
Brett Eldredge lives us to his promise as one of People’s 2014 Ones to Watch, as he’s featured in the Sexy at Every Age section, among other twenty-somethings like pop star Ed Sheeran. Garth Brooks shows up in the fifties category, alongside actors Robert Downey Jr. and Kevin Bacon. The 30th anniversary issue is on newsstands this Friday.