Lifestyle Style The Scruff Is Here to Stay: Sam Hunt Reveals Why He Won't Shave His Beard The country singer's facial hair is loved by his wife — and apparently helps out in the cold weather By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 24, 2017 03:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Sam Hunt‘s attention-grabbing facial hair is here to stay, he says — and for a good reason. (See: happy wife, happy life.) “I grew it out, and she said she liked it,” Hunt told Entertainment Tonight at CBS Radio’s We Can Survive concert of wife Hannah Lee Fowler‘s approval of his beard. Continued the country crooner, “Her opinion matters most, so I kept it.” Timothy Norris/Getty There’s another added benefit to the whiskers: “It gets cold in Nashville, so I like to have a beard in the winter,” revealed Hunt, 32. The happy couple were engaged in early January and wed in an intimate Georgia ceremony in April. “I am a lone wolf naturally, and I’ve kinda been taking that approach the past three years,” Hunt told ET. “I’m close with my band, but for the most part, I feel like I’ve been out here kind of solo.” John Shearer/Getty Now, with Fowler by his side, things are even better. “To have somebody with me riding shotgun has been really awesome as I journey through all this craziness,” said Hunt. What do you think of Sam Hunt’s beard? Do you like his look better when he’s clean-shaven?