In a reader poll, which is about to be released Friday June 16th, 2006 in Country Weekly, the name of country singer Keith Urban comes up as the Sexiest Male Country Star, beating the likes of such country music artists as Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, all of whom rounding out the top five, in order.
"The biggest surprise is how rapidly over the last couple of years Keith Urban has shot to the head of the class," Editor Bill Gubbins said. Meanwhile he added that there are about 32,000 readers voted in the first annual poll, both online and by mail.
Elsewhere, newcomers Gary Allan and Chris Cagle are voted 6th and 7th, while established artists George Strait, Alan Jackson and Billy Ray Cyrus are all rounding out the Top 10 at No. 8 to 10 respectively.
In the accompanying feature, it is reported that the magazine will be releasing readers' picks for Country's Most-Beautiful Women later this month.