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.
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.
5. Loretta Lynn
Country legend Loretta Lynn released her first single, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl," in 1960 at age 28.
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.
8. Martina McBride
Martina McBride became a crossover sensation at age 31 thanks to her sixth album, Emotion.
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.
10. Sara Evans
In 1997, 26-year-old Sara Evans released her debut album, Three Chords and the Truth.
11. Gretchen Wilson
Eleven years ago, Gretchen Wilson's debut single "Redneck Woman" made her an overnight sensation at age 30.
12. Trisha Yearwood
By 1998 34-year-old Trisha Yearwood had seven albums, three Grammys, and a "greatest hits" compilation under her belt.
13. Lee Ann Womack
In 1998, 32-year-old Lee Ann Womack was still two years away from the career-defining single "I Hope You Dance."