I once was bald… Country singer Garth Brooks, 58, sparks speculation he has HAIR PLUGS after sporting much fuller locks while performing Amazing Grace at the inauguration
- The country star sang Amazing Grace at the inauguration ceremony in what was a widely-praised performance, however many viewers were distracted by his ‘do
- Garth removed his signature cowboy hat on stage to reveal a very full head of hair – a marked difference from the thinning locks he has recently displayed
- Several viewers suggested that he may have had hair plugs – a treatment in which balding patches of the head are filled in with transplanted hair
- Typically, Garth conceals his head with a hat – either a Stetson or a baseball cap – however on recent occasions when he’s exposed it he has revealed bald patches
Country singer Garth Brooks performed a rousing rendition of Amazing Grace at the inauguration of the 46th President Joe Biden – however his vocal talents were almost entirely upstaged by his very full head of hair, which led many social media users to believe he has had hair plugs.
The 58-year-old took to the stage at the Capitol to perform the moving ballad, during which he removed his signature cowboy hat, revealing impressively full locks – a much fuller head of hair than he has been seen with over the past decade.
Within minutes, Twitter was flooded with speculation that Garth’s thick new ‘do was not entirely natural, with plenty of inquiring minds questioning whether the conservative country star underwent a hair transplant treatment ahead of the auspicious event.
Changes: Garth Brooks sparked speculation that he has hair plugs after displaying a much fuller head of hair at the inauguration (left) than he has in recent years (pictured right in 2013)
Spot the difference: The 58-year-old’s hair is much darker than it has been in the past, and it appeared to be much thicker
Surprise: Typically, Garth covers his head with a cowboy hat or baseball cap for performances, but on the rare occasions when he has bared it (as in 2012), his hair has been thinning and light
‘When did Garth Brooks get hair?’ asked one viewer, while another more bluntly stated: ‘My biggest takeaway from the inauguration was that Garth Brooks got new hair.’
Another chimed in: ‘Couldn’t get past his new hair plugs. Can say that as a card carrying bald guy.’
‘Someone has to say it. Garth Brooks has great hair plugs,’ one then joked.
More often than not, Garth covers his head with some form of hat for public appearances, be it a Stetson in homage to his southern heritage, or a baseball cap.
However, on the rare occasions when the music star has appeared with his head bared, he has displayed thinning hair that is a world away from the thick locks he sported at the inauguration.
In addition, he appeared to have colored his hair in anticipation of the event, where he was seen modeling much darker locks than the usual graying shade he is most recognized for.
His transformation left many in a state of shock – while some applauded his new look, praising him for giving himself a thicker ‘do.
Bird’s eye view: Aerial shots from Garth’s performance provided a great view of his thick hair
Now and then: Garth’s balding patches appear to have been filled in somewhat in comparison to 2016 (right), with many social media users insisting it must be the result of hair plugs
Woah: When the singer removed his signature Stetson to reveal his full head of hair, viewers were quick to question how he achieved such impressive locks
Hair today… not yesterday: Over the years, Garth’s hair has slowly been thinning, as seen when he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011
‘Garth Brooks has… hair?’ one person asked on Twitter in the wake of Garth’s performance.
The online uproar over Garth’s hair is not the only source of controversy surrounding his inauguration performance.
Some of his more conservative, Trump-supporting fans voice outrage that Republican Garth was planning to perform at the inauguration of a Democratic President who bested Trump in the election.
Garth has performed at almost every inauguration ceremony since Jimmy Carter became President in 1977, except for Ronald Reagan’s and Donald Trump’s – which he had to miss because of a prior commitment.
After fans expressed upset over his agreement to perform at Biden’s ceremony, for which he received a personal invite from new First Lady Jill, Garth hit back, insisting that his appearance at the event was not intended to be a ‘political statement’, but rather a show of support for the ‘unifying’ message of the Biden Harris campaign.
‘It’s not a political statement,’ he said. ‘This is a statement of unity. This is kind of how I get to serve this country.’
Speculation: Twitter users were quick to spot Garth’s newly-thickened head of hair, with some calling out his apparent hair transplant, while others simply voiced confusion