Current Psychology

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 451–459 | Cite as

Facial Feature Assessment of Popular U.S. Country Music Singers Across Social and Economic Conditions

  • Terry F. PettijohnIIEmail author
  • Jamie N. Glass
  • Carly A. Bordino
  • Jason T. Eastman


The facial features of the artists of the top Country Billboard song for each year from 1946 to 2010 were investigated across changes in U.S. socioeconomic conditions. When conditions were relatively poor, country music artists with more mature facial features of smaller eyes and larger chins were popular, and when conditions were more prosperous, country music artists with more baby-faced features of larger eyes and smaller chins were popular. Results extend previous findings with pop singers, movie actresses, and Playboy Playmates, and suggest the social and economic environment influences preferences for country singers across time.


Facial features Billboard charts Country music Economy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry F. PettijohnII
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jamie N. Glass
    • 1
  • Carly A. Bordino
    • 1
  • Jason T. Eastman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCoastal Carolina UniversityConwayUSA

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