If you need to come out with a country music LP or single, there’s a very simple formula for the cover. First, find a white dude with gay face, preferably if he looks like an ex-boy band member or Jesus. Put him in a dark henley or a plain-colored t-shirt. Nothing fancy or with words on it. Words are for communists. Apply a single chain necklace, if available. Then film said gentleman in semi close-up with a vague expression on their face and make the background look blurry. You can mix it up a bit, by having them stand up, sit in bed or smile, but do not FOR ANY REASON let them wear a button-down shirt. Earth will be destroyed.
From singles to full-length albums, here are 13 examples of the formula, proof that all you need to start your own career in Nashville is soft lighting and a nice array of henleys.