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Country Divas, Then And Now

From all-American girls to grown-ass women.

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1. Miranda Lambert

Ten years ago, 22-year-old Miranda Lambert was just another reality television alum trying to prove herself as a real-deal country singer.

2. Dolly Parton

Thirty-eight years ago Dolly Parton was already 10 years into her career at age 31! By 1977, she had released 18 albums, hosted a number of television shows, and racked up six No. 1 singles.

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3. Shania Twain

In 1995, Shania Twain was 30 years old and on her way to international superstardom thanks to her ultra-successful sophomore album, The Woman in Me.

4. Carrie Underwood

In 2005, a 22-year-old Carrie Underwood won the fourth season of American Idol. She'd go on to release her debut album, Some Hearts, later that same year.

6. Faith Hill

Twenty years ago, Faith Hill was a 28-year-old country star on the rise. She had released two albums and was gearing up to tour with future husband Tim McGraw.

7. Reba McEntire

In 1986, 31-year-old Reba McEntire was finally on top after nearly a decade in the music industry. Her 10th album, Whoever's in New England, reached the top of Billboard's Country Albums chart and spawned two No. 1 singles.

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9. LeAnn Rimes

In 1996, LeAnn Rimes released her debut album, Blue, at age 14 and, a year later, became the youngest person to win a Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

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