Harry Styles Called This Country Legend One Of His Biggest Inspirations

Harry Styles' music and style are often praised by fans, but many wouldn't have guessed that the "Watermelon Sugar" hit-maker is heavily inspired by a country legend. 

In 2010, Styles rose to fame as part of the bestselling boyband One Direction, who, per Capital FM, were formed on "The X Factor" and went on to be signed to Syco Records. After the group broke up, he started a solo career, which led to hits like "Adore You," among others. The British singer-songwriter has also ventured into television and film, appearing in the war flick "Dunkirk" and serving as executive producer on the show "Happy Together," according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Then there is his fashion. Last year, Vogue said that Styles had "truly mastered stage style," while British GQ called him "one of the best-dressed musicians in the world." But, where does the inspiration behind Styles' popular songs and stand-out outfits come from?

Harry Styles finds inspiration from an unexpected source

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly back in 2015, Harry Styles said that the music his parents listened to while he was growing up definitely influenced him. "My dad was a big [fan of] The Beatles, Elvis Presley, [The Rolling] Stones, Fleetwood Mac, that kinda stuff ... And then my mum was crazy into Norah Jones and Shania Twain, so I have that side, too, which is fun." He continued, "I think if you grew up listening to that, a child can't not be influenced. Yeah, a lot of that was [my parents]."

Discussing the same topic with Entertainment Tonight in 2017, Styles shared the singer who is actually his primary source of inspiration. "I think both music and fashion, [my] main influence was probably Shania Twain ... I think she's amazing."

Per Celebrity Net Worth, Twain is one of the best-selling musical artists ever, and, like Styles, her unique songs and style are both celebrated by adoring fans around the world.