updated 06/02/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/04/2014 AT 7:00 AM ET
Like peanut butter and jelly or, say, the Internet and cat videos, country music and major hair just go together.
And while today’s crop of Nashville regulars put plenty of time (read: hairspray) into their dos, we’d really like to see these singers return to the genre’s roots (pun intended).
Ahead of Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards, we’re playing stylist for the female video of the year nominees to imagine what they’d look like rocking the styles and, more importantly, hair of yesteryear.