6. Southern Drawl
Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Deacon Claybourne — these are men who’ve struck a perfect balance. They’re gentlemen, but they haven’t been neutered by social conventions; they’re take charge, but they aren’t macho misogynists who wants to make sure absolutely e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e knows. The one thing they have in common (except for their wardrobe, hairstyle, profession, and practicing religion)? Their Southern drawl. Southern accents are that missing link between the pre-industrial United States and the digital age, back when people still knew how to compliment a woman without offending her. Note that we’re not making a particular distinction between a Southern Drawl and a Southern Twang, which are apparently very class connoted.