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No. 9: Kitty Wells – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

Kitty Wells' status as the first real female country star earns her a place in the Top 10 on the list of the most powerful women in country music.

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No. 10: Faith Hill – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

At this point in the list of country music's most powerful women, each artist's name is essentially the explanation. "Because she's Faith Hill" is enough. She's an all-time great female country singer.

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No. 11: The Dixie Chicks – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

It's impossible to ignore the heavy influence the Dixie Chicks have had on today's country music women.

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No. 12: Barbara Mandrell – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

Barbara Mandrell was the first performer ever to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year award twice, and her massive success across genres and mediums makes her an obvious choice for the list of the most powerful women in country music.

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No. 13: Emmylou Harris – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

When a country singer reaches across the dial to join together in song with an artist from another genre, she's following in the footsteps of Emmylou Harris.

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No. 14: Trisha Yearwood – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

Trisha Yearwood is a once-in-a-generation vocalist. Her superb voice and song choices score her a spot on the list of country music's most powerful women.

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No. 15: Lee Ann Womack – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

Twenty years after the release of her self-titled debut album, Lee Ann Womack continues to prove her place amongst country music's all-time great female singers.

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No. 16: Alison Krauss – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

Alison Krauss is the most-awarded female artist in the history of the Grammy Awards, and that fact alone would be enough to land her on any list of country music's most powerful women.

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No. 17: Martina McBride – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

Martina McBride exemplifies power in country music. The multi-time Female Vocalist of the Year winner is one of the genre's best singers, but that alone is not why she ranks high on this list of country music's most powerful women.

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No. 18: Tanya Tucker – Country’s Most Powerful Women of All Time

Tanya Tucker knocked down all kinds of doors for women in country music, earning her a spot at No. 18 on the list of country music's most powerful women of all time.

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