Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is one of the most recent women to become powerful in not only country music but also in the world of pop, as many of her self-penned hits crossed over including her smash "You Belong With Me." She is one of the few country artists to come out on top in the Album of the Year category at the Grammy Awards when she won for her sophomore album Fearless.

Taylor also became the youngest winner ever to score the top prize of Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards in 2009 and is only the second woman to win it twice. She's also dabbled in acting at times and is very progressive when it comes to the ever-changing world of new media.