Lauren Alaina dyed her hair pink, but who among us hasn't done something similar on a whim? Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler ... they've done it, too! But these seven artists went a step — or two or three steps — further.
Great country women like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Reba McEntire left an indelible mark on the genre, changing the rules and tilting the balance back toward fair and equal. A generation or two later, a dozen modern country stars and newcomers are doing the same thing.
As interesting as who received nominations for the 2017 ACM Awards is who didn't. While a few stars woke up with a pleasant surprise, there are a few who have a right to be confused or straight-up angry.