Here is a list of 26 celebrities who have been seen wearing Bolo Ties
Star Power Meets Western Flair: Celebrities Sporting Bolo Tie Style
While bolo ties call to mind cowboys and ranchers, even celebrities have embraced this signature Western accessory. Donning a bolo is a classic way for public figures to add some cowboy cool or play up their roots.
Country stars from Charley Pride to Chris LeDoux famously rocked silver-tipped bolo ties on stage and off. Politicians like Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater sported signature bolos representing his home state. Even non-Western stars can't resist the bolo's allure - Bill Nye the Science Guy wore his American flag bolo on TV, while Lady Gaga rocked a lace bolo jacket.
For celebrities with an authentic cowboy background, like rodeo champ Ty Murray, western actor Sam Elliott, or country legend George Strait, the bolo tie signifies pride in their way of life. Others simply appreciate the bolo's unique decorative look.
From Elvis Presley's collectible bolos to Metallica's James Hetfield sporting one onstage, musicians of every genre have embraced the bolo. For celebs promoting new country or Western projects, wearing a bolo tie helps convey their Americana style.
Even stars just hoping to display some down-home charm often turn to the bolo. Paired with denim, it instantly telegraphs approachability. The bolo evokes wanderlust and open spaces that connect with audiences. For celebrities aiming to be both glamorous and relatable, this cowboy classic is a perfect fit.
So whether making a red carpet statement or showing solidarity with the heartland, celebrities have found their own star power in the humble bolo tie. Its mix of ornamental flash with rural roots offers celebrities a singular way to shine.
- Johnny Cash
: The legendary country singer often wore bolo ties with his signature black outfits.
- Willie Nelson
: The iconic outlaw country star is known for his braided hair and bolo ties.
- Kris Kristofferson
: The singer-songwriter and actor frequently wore bolo ties in his movies and concerts.
- Robert Redford
: The actor and director sported bolo ties in films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Electric Horseman.
- Clint Eastwood
: The actor and filmmaker wore bolo ties in many of his westerns, such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Pale Rider.
- Roy Orbison
: The rock and roll pioneer wore bolo ties with his trademark sunglasses and dark suits.
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
: The wrestler-turned-actor wore a bolo tie to the premiere of his movie Rampage in 2018.
- Jimmy Buffett
: The singer-songwriter and entrepreneur wore a bolo tie to the opening night of his musical Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway in 2018.
- Rodeo cowboys
such as Ty Murray
 and Tuff Hedeman
: The professional bull riders often wore bolo ties as part of their western attire.
- Jerry Garcia
(of The Grateful Dead): The lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band wore bolo ties with his tie-dyed shirts and jeans.
- Post Malone
: The rapper and singer-songwriter wore a bolo tie to the 2018 American Music Awards, where he won three awards.
(of Migos): The rapper and member of the hip-hop trio Migos wore a bolo tie by Prada to the 2019 Met Gala, where the theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion".
- Nick Jonas
: The singer and actor wore a bolo tie by Prada to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where he performed with his brothers as the Jonas Brothers.
- Lil Nas X
: The rapper and singer behind the viral hit "Old Town Road" wore a bolo tie to the 2019 BET Awards, where he performed with Billy Ray Cyrus.
- Prada models
: The Italian fashion house featured bolo ties in its fall/winter 2019 menswear collection, which was inspired by Frankenstein and horror movies.
- Kacey Musgraves
: The country-pop singer wore a bolo tie to the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, where she won Album of the Year for Golden Hour.
- John Travolta
: The actor and dancer wore a bolo tie to the premiere of his movie Trading Paint in 2019, where he played a race car driver.
- Harry Styles
: The singer and former member of One Direction wore a bolo tie to the 2020 Brit Awards, where he performed his song "Falling".
- Timothée Chalamet
: The actor and heartthrob wore a bolo tie to the 2020 Academy Awards, where he presented an award with Natalie Portman.
- Brad Pitt
: The actor and producer wore a bolo tie to the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
- Billy Porter
: The actor and singer wore a bolo tie to the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards, where he was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Pose.
- Pharrell Williams
: The rapper and producer wore a bolo tie to the 2020 Grammy Awards, where he was nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
: The singer and rapper wore a bolo tie to the 2020 Grammy Awards, where she won three awards, including Best Pop Solo Performance for "Truth Hurts".
- Billie Eilish
: The singer and songwriter wore a bolo tie to the 2020 Grammy Awards, where she swept all four major categories, including Album of the Year for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Lil Uzi Vert
: The rapper and singer wore a bolo tie to the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, where he was nominated for Best Collaboration for "Futsal Shuffle 2020".
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