7. Kacey Musgraves
Many people may have forgotten that in 2007 Kacey was a part of season 5 of the reality competition series, “Nashville Star.” After all, she had already released three albums in Austin before giving it a go on the show. Kacey ended up finishing seventh overall, behind Whitney Duncan (5) and winner Angela Hacker. But that didn’t stop the Texas native from paving a way for herself in Nashville. After releasing her debut album in2013, Kacey took home ACM award for Album of the Year for Same Trailer Different Park in 2014. She is set to release her third studio album, Golden Hour, on March 30.