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Starburst: 15 Country Stars Who Found Fame Fast

Tanya Tucker, Florida Georgia Line and more stars whose road to success was short and sweet

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Jake Owen attends the 2014 ACM Awards

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 There's more than one road to country glory, and it doesn't have to be one paved with hardship, empty bank accounts and nights spent shilling cover songs for measly tips. Sometimes, the path can be pretty cushy, or at least lined with reality TV and a post-collegiate record deal. From Tanya Tucker to Florida Georgia Line, we count down the stars who shot to the top of the charts without spending a decade singing "Song of the South" on Lower Broad. By Marissa R. Moss


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