Real tears fell during at least one of these seven country music cover song performances. Newcomers including Brett Young, Farewell Angelina and Kalie Shorr prove their versatility beyond their own catalog by covering Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and more.
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.
Keith Urban first brought his songs to Nashville in the mid-'90s, and since releasing his self-titled debut solo album in 1999, the Australian has been considered to be one of the most promising acts in country music.