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Faith Hill

is an American country pop singer and occasional actress. She is one of the most successful country artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Hill is married to country singer Tim McGraw, with whom she has recorded several duets. Hill has won five Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, six American Music Awards and several other awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies Home Journal. In 2009, Billboard named her as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary artist of the 2000 decade and also as the 39th best artist. From 2007 to 2012, Hill was the voice of NBC Sunday Night Football’s intro song. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Miranda Lambert

is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies. Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards. Lambert’s debut album Kerosene (2005) was certified Platinum in the United States. All four singles were top 40 hits on Billboard Hot Country Songs. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in early 2007. Although the title track failed to make top 40, the next three singles were top 20 hits, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first top 10 country hit in July 2008. Her third album, Revolution, was released in September 2009. Five singles were released from the album, including two Number One hits: “The House That Built Me”, which spent four weeks at the top; and “Heart Like Mine”. 2011’s Four the Record, included the singles “Baggage Claim”, “Over You”, “Fastest Girl in Town”, “Mama’s Broken Heart”, and “All Kinds of Kinds”. Lambert released her fifth album, which hit top 5 on the Country charts, and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Reba McEntire

is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and television producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee. She signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Kellie Pickler

is an American country music artist and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, and finished in sixth place. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records as a recording artist, releasing her debut album, Small Town Girl, later that year. As of 2014, it has sold over 900,000 copies. She also parted ways with her former record label. In October 2012, she signed with Black River Entertainment. On May 21, 2013, Pickler and her partner Derek Hough were declared the winners of sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Trisha Yearwood

is an American singer, author, and actress. She is known for her ballads about vulnerable young women from a female perspective that have been described by some music critics as “strong” and “confident”. Yearwood is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Yearwood rose to fame in 1991 with her debut single “She’s in Love with the Boy”, which became her first No. 1 single and was featured on her self-titled debut album. In 1997, Yearwood recorded the song “How Do I Live” for the soundtrack of the movie Con Air. It became her signature song, achieving high positions and sales worldwide, and won her a Grammy Award. She has also recorded successful duets with her husband, country singer Garth Brooks, including “In Another’s Eyes”, which won the couple a Grammy Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Patsy Cline

was an American singer. Part of the early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully “crossed over” to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at the age of 30 in a multiple-fatality crash in the private plane of her manager, Randy Hughes. Cline was best known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contralto voice and her role as a country music industry pioneer. Along with Kitty Wells, she helped pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. Cline was cited as an inspiration by singers in several styles. Books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays document her life and career. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Sara Evans

is an American country music singer and songwriter. For her entire career, she has been signed to RCA Nashville. Evans has released seven studio albums with a double-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of two million copies. She has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts; while none of the singles from her debut album made Top 40 there, plus four more that reached Top 10. Several of her singles have also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, where she has seven Top 40 entries. Evans has also won one award each from Billboard, the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), and a Dove Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Dolly Parton

is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Shania Twain

is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Twain has sold over 85 million records, making her the second world’s best-selling artist of all time. She is also the best selling female artist in the history of country music, which garnered her honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop”. Twain’s second studio album, 1995’s The Woman in Me, brought her widespread fame. It sold 20 million copies worldwide, spawning hits such as “Any Man of Mine” and earning her a Grammy Award. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


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Carrie Underwood

is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, and has since become one of the most successful artists in any musical genre. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has won numerous music awards, including 7 Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards and 9 American Music Awards. Continue reading : en.wikipedia.org


 

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Tex Ritter paved the way for Country Music recognition at the Oscars back in 1952, when he won Best Original Song for “The Battle of High Noon.”

Here are 7 other times when Country Music hit the Red Carpet at the Academy awards:

1. Dolly Parton received her first Oscar nod back in 1980 with her classic “Nine to Five.”

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2.That same year Dolly’s pal Willie Nelson was also nominated for his iconic song “On The Road Again.”

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3. In 1997 Trisha Yearwood’s “How Do I Live” which was on the Con Air soundtrack, received a nod.

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4. Ryan Bingham and T. Bone Burnett captured the award in 2005 for the song “The Weary Kind” from the film Crazy Heart.

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5. In 2006 Dolly Parton was nominated once again for “Travelin’ Thru” featured in the film TransAmerica.

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6. Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Coming Home” from Country Strong scored a nomination in 2011.

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7.  And this year, Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy scored a nomination for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” featured in his documentary titled Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me, based on his journey with his Alzheimer’s Disease. Will Country Music take home the Oscar this year? We’ll have to wait and see!

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Which Country Music Artist Is This- (7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. This Country Music Icon was born in Sevier County, Tennessee.

2. She is the 4th child of 12 siblings, and describes her family as being “dirt poor.”

3. When she was 8 year’s old, she received her first guitar and has composed over 3,000 songs in her career.

4. She is tied with Beyoncé for most grammy nominations for a woman at 46. She also has 8 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Award Nominations, 10 CMA Awards, 7 ACM Awards, and 3 American Music Awards.

5. She is known for writing one of the greatest love songs in music history “I Will Always Love You.”

Can you guess who this is?
It’s the legendary Dolly Parton!

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2014 was a brilliant year in Country Music for Women. Here are some of the top moments.

1. Kacey Musgraves Won Song of the Year At The CMAs.

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2. Carrie Underwood almost broke the internet when she announced her pregnancy. Not only that she released a new album Greatest Hits: Decade #1.

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3. Maddie & Tae gave Bro Country a run for it’s money with their #1 hit “Girl In A Country Song.”

4. Reba McEntire was awarded the NASH Icon Award.

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5. Miranda Lambert teamed up with Meghan Trainor for a fabulous performance of “All About That Bass.”

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6. Taylor Swift Had a record breaking Crossover Album with 1989

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7. Dolly Parton proved she still had it with an incredible performance of “Jolene” at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England.

 

It doesn’t matter how big of a celebrity you might become, every star still freaks out when they meet another artist they truly admire.

Dierks Bentley recently shared with  Rolling Stone Magazine some of his biggest ‘fan girl’ moments when meeting his Country Music idols.

One story we couldn’t help but die of laughter from was the time he met Allison Krauss and Dolly Parton while working in the studio.

“Alison Krauss is probably my Number One. She came into the studio to sing on my first record. Dolly Parton was there, too. My dog Jake ran up to Dolly Parton and he put his nose up her skirt. We were like, ‘Oh my God, don’t do that.’ I didn’t know Dolly and she said, ‘Watch out there little doggie, don’t start something you can’t finish.'”
Now that’s the classic quick-witted Dolly we all have grown to love. But if there’s anyone who could put a silly old dog in it’s place, that would be Dolly Parton.