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Throwin’ It WAY Back: See Early Photos of Country’s Big Stars

As the sound of country music has transformed throughout the decades, so have country artists’ styles and tastes in fashion. Looking back at some of the genre’s biggest artists at the beginning of their careers is sort of like looking at an old high school yearbook.

The late 1990s and early 2000s were … uh, shall we say, interesting? … times fashion-wise. Some singers were all about the trends (hello, Keith Urban!), while others’ looks could still pass on a red carpet today (lookin’ at you, Faith Hill and Miranda Lambert).

It’s fun to see the transformations that all of these stars have undergone: Taylor Swift has grown up so much since her first CMA Awards appearance in 2006. and Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw are almost unrecognizable with their long locks. At the same time, some artists haven’t changed all that much: Dolly Parton‘s still rocking her famous big hair, Garth Brooks can still be found wearing a classic cowboy hat, and Jana Kramer basically looks the same as she did a decade ago, even after giving birth to her first child.

Flip through the photo gallery above to see lots of country stars’ throwback looks.

NEXT: See Country Stars' Yearbook Photos

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