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singers who've brought the sound of Nashville to the world

Faith Hill

Firmly established as a country and western star by her first two albums it was the subsequent Faith in 1998 and Breathe in 1999 that established her as a cross-over artist. The singer has won five Grammy awards and her single Kiss has gone multi-platinum in several countries.

dolly parton

The pneumatic blonde began her career as a child star in Tennessee and wrote the famous song I Will Always Love You. One of the world's most successful recording artists, she has sold more than 100 million records.

Shania Twain

No-one can forget the Canadian singer-songwriter stalking through the desert in a leopard-print cat suit in the video of That Don't Impress Me Much. She is the second best-selling artist in Canada behind Celine Dion and has been dubbed The Queen Of Country Pop.

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn was just 14 years old when her debut album Blue reached number one of the Country Albums Chart. Fast forward 20 years and the songstress has sold more than 37 million albums and a big-screen debut in the Hollywood hit Coyote Ugly.

Patsy Cline

She was at the heart of the Nashville Sound in the early 1960s and will forever remain famous for her song Crazy, Cline died tragically in a plane crash at the age of 30

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