"If You Don't Love Me" - Freddy Fender
If you don’t love Freddy Fender, thumbs up! He seems to be alright with that.
"Rock 'n' Country" - Freddy Fender
Nothing says “country” like bull riding in the desert with your guitar strapped to your back.
"Your Cheatin' Heart" - Freddy Fender
"Sunday Morning With Nat Stuckey and Connie Smith" - Nat Stuckey & Connie Smith
The gaze between the stained glass windows says it all.
"Country Church" - Country Church
Between the backdrop picture of a farm and the well-planned positions, this cover looks like someone studied up on a how-to book for taking the cheesiest photo possible – matching plaid pants, sweater vests, side gaze and all.
"TNT" - Tanya Tucker
An attempt to scream sexy and dangerous with the leather pants, gold belt and TNT crates falls short and lands on this list of cheesy album covers.
"Country Boy" - Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs brings the city to the country. Complete with a blue suit and tie, two-tone shoes and pocket square, Skaggs looks anything but country, but he sure has style!
"Satan Is Real" - Louvin Brothers
The Louvin Brothers are looking way too excited to be down in the depths of hell with Satan.
"Regular Joe" - Joe Diffie
Joe Diffie is a “regular joe” and he’s drinking a cup of joe…get it? Combined with his side glance and the soft glow of sunlight coming through the window, this cover is perfect.
"Shania Twain" - Shania Twain
Shania Twain brings glamor to the snow-covered landscape in her winter gear. Topped off with a blazing fire and wolf, this album is intense perfection.
"My Grass Is Green" - Roy Drusky
To prove the grass is greener, this Roy Drusky album captures an “ideal” family. A lovely home, pretty wife and multiple kids happy to help with chores…scratch that, they don’t look too happy, but Roy’s riding mower is nice!
"Strange" - Reba
Strange is right. Scrabble pieces, a door to Wonderland, a checkered floor and a rose, accompanied by a pensive Reba, all leads to one giant cover of confusion.
"Sweet Sixteen" - Reba
That is one sweet hairstyle. A sign of the times, there are dozens of albums covered with questionable fashion and hair choices, and lucky for us, they’re forever preserved in history.
"Bubbling Over" - Dolly Parton
Opting for the direct route to cheesiness, Dolly Parton (or her head rather) is literally on top of a bubbling fountain. This is unashamed cheesiness in all its glory and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
"Tempted" - Marty Stuart
“Tempted” by Marty Stuart has so much to offer in cheesiness. With the hip color palette, tight jeans, embellished Western jacket and perfectly “poofed” hair, Stuart looks ready to tempt anyone that comes his way.
"Merry Christmas Strait to You" - George Strait
Bright green and red and wrapped with a bow, George Strait is bringing Christmas “Strait” to you. The only thing that could make this cover better is if his trademark cowboy hat was swapped out with a Santa hat.
"Christmas in My Home Town" - Charley Pride
Hello Santa Charley. Apparently when in doubt for a holiday album, slap on a Santa suit and call it done!
"Christmas Greetings" - Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers mid-laugh, presents in hand, a winter wonderland behind him, champagne ready to pour – This has every possible holiday element you could ask for.
"Christmas to Christmas" - Lee Greenwood
Nothing says Christmas more than Lee Greenwood in a holiday sweater, posed fireside. Pass the marshmallows!
"Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas" - Garth Brooks
I’m not sure what type of “magic” they’re referring to; but between his shiny belt buckle, glowing globe and fierce face, Garth Brooks is serious about Christmas. With the addition of the night sky, I wonder if this was supposed to be a Halloween album cover?
If it weren’t for the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”, many of these albums may have never seen the light of day. Luckily for them, great music (for the most part) trumps all. These 20 albums have cheesy covers that ooze nostalgia, big hair, bright colors and some questionable decisions.