CMA Awards Stars Kicking It with Their Younger Selves

Were we ever so young?

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FAITH HILL & TIM MCGRAW

FAITH HILL & TIM MCGRAW
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To help get your country music knowledge up to award-worthy standards ahead of the Nov. 13 CMA Awards, we rounded up some of the genre's most popular acts and saddled them up beside their younger selves. First up: The power couple of country music, Hill and McGraw, who only get better with age.

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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From American Idol contestant to CMA Awards queen, Underwood has come a long way.

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BLAKE SHELTON

BLAKE SHELTON
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Before Shelton started his The Voice bromance with Adam Levine, he seemingly worked on his relationship with himself.

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MARTINA MCBRIDE

MARTINA MCBRIDE
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Blazers come and go, but McBride knows statement earrings are never out of style.

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BRAD PAISLEY

BRAD PAISLEY
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Paisley may change, but his cowboy hats are forever.

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MIRANDA LAMBERT

MIRANDA LAMBERT
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Dressed up or dressed down, Lambert always has a stunning smile to match her outfit.

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GEORGE STRAIT

GEORGE STRAIT
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Strait has more CMA Awards wins and nominations than any other artist, so what's his secret? Beautiful music and a classic, big-buckled look.

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DOLLY PARTON

DOLLY PARTON
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If it wasn't for the slightly dated jumpsuit and massive perm, we wouldn't know which adorable Parton was younger.

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KENNY CHESNEY

KENNY CHESNEY
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How does time change a man? For Chesney, it's a little less chest hair and four more CMA Entertainer of the Year awards than he had in 1995.

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REBA MCENTIRE

REBA MCENTIRE
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Music fans know they can always count on McEntire for a red-hot performance.

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