Grammy's, ACM and CMA Awards and a rarely interrupted, five-year stretch of No. 1 hits guarantee the Judds a spot on this list of country music's most powerful women. Their personal story of perseverance is what's most impressive.
Before there was Carrie Underwood, there was Crystal Gayle. Her role in paving the way for other country females lands her at No. 21 on Taste of Country's list of the Country Music's Most Powerful Women of All Time.
Sara Evans was one of country music's dominant female singers for nearly a decade beginning in 1998. The sheer strength of her voice makes her a lock for this list of country music's most powerful women.
Linda Ronstadt was one of the first true multi-genre female superstars, and her impact on country music is so great that she ranks No. 23 on Taste of Country's list of Country Music's Most Powerful Women of All Time.
Rosanne Cash landed at No. 25 in Taste of Country's Most Powerful Women of All Time list due to a mix of her singing, songwriting and overall artistry in a career that spans decades and has seen her wander around freely between styles.
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