A true sense of swagger in a country star is hard to define, but when it’s there, you know it. It’s a rare quality, but one that cannot be denied. Swagger is not just an image, but an inner confidence emanating from the core of who that person is. It can look very different from artist to artist, but its overall attitude brings a level of style to an artist’s music and performance others just can’t touch.

The number of artists who possess the elusive characteristic are few, but they stand out. Whether female, male, Americana-tinged songwriters or pop-influenced artists — it doesn’t matter. These seven country stars definitely have the swagger factor.

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