14. Miranda Lambert
Stock Watch: Up. It’s been a banner year for Lambert. The country star has dominated the awards show circuit, pulling in the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, the Academy of Country Music awards for Top Female Vocalist and Single, Song and Video of the Year and the CMT Music Award for Female Video of the Year, all for “The House that Built Me.” She also became one half of country music’s new power couple with her marriage to country stud and “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton.
Latest Album: 2009’s “Revolution”
Extracurricular Activities: Lately, Lambert’s favorite pastime has been picking up new hardware for her mantel – and for her ring finger. She recently debuted a new musical project, a girl group called Pistol Annies, and is working on both an album for that group and a fifth solo album of her own.—Jeff Royer
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