A Dixie Dozen

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“Southern girls are God’s gift to the entire male population. There is absolutely no woman finer than one raised below the Mason-Dixon line and once you go southern may the good Lord help you – you never go back.”

~ Kenny Chesney

Everybody knows the sweetest girls grow in the South. Here are a dozen Dixie girls, reminding us why we love those Southern Belles.

LeAnn Rimes from Pearl, Mississippi

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Margaret LeAnn Rimes, known simply as LeAnn Rimes, (born August 28, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known for her work in country music. She is best known for her rich vocals similar to legendary country music singer Patsy Cline, and her rise to fame at the age of 13, becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. ~Wiki

Megan Ewing from Abilene, Texas

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Megan Christine Ewing (born September 30, 1984 in Abilene, Texas) is an American model who has worked for Abercrombie & Fitch andLa Perla, but is perhaps best known as a Guess? model.

She is notable for her hazel eyes, freckled skin, and a gap teeth. ~Wiki

Renee Zellweger from Katy, Texas

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Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. She has won an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, was named Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year in 2009, and has established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses in recent years. Zellweger first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire (1996), and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago (2002), and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Cold Mountain (2003). Her other films include Me, Myself and Irene (2000), Shark Tale (2004),Cinderella Man (2005), and Bee Movie (2007). ~Wiki

Faith Hill from Ridgeland, Mississippi

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Faith Hill (born Audrey Faith Perry on September 21, 1967) is an American country singer. She is known both for her commercial success and her marriage to fellow country star Tim McGraw. Hill’s voice (described as both soulful and raspy) and careful song selection have helped her to sell more than 40 million records and accumulate 8 number-one singles and 3 number-one albums on the Country charts.

Hill has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awardsand the People’s Choice Awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with husband McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies Home Journal. ~Wiki

Jaime Pressly from Kinston, North Carolina

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Jaime Elizabeth Pressly (born July 30, 1977) is an American actress and model, best known as Joy on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl. She was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series in 2006 and 2007; for a Screen Actors Guild Awardin 2006; and for a Golden Globe Award in 2007.

In 2007 she won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series. ~Wiki

Miranda Lambert from Lindale, Texas

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Miranda Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season ofNashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. Lambert made her debut with the release of “Me and Charlie Talking”, the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. This album, which was certified Platinum in the United States, also produced the singles “Bring Me Down”, “Kerosene“, and “New Strings”. All four singles were Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

After the closure of Epic’s Nashville division, Lambert was transferred to Columbia Records Nashville for her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which was released in early 2007. Although the title track failed to make top 40, the next three singles (“Famous in a Small Town“, “Gunpowder & Lead“, and “More Like Her“) were all Top 20 hits, with “Gunpowder & Lead” becoming her first Top 10 country hit in July 2008. ~Wiki

Ashley Judd from Lexington, Kentucky

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Ashley Judd (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress, well known for playing a number of strong women characters in films such as Ruby in Paradise, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, and High Crimes. ~Wiki

Eva Longoria Parker from Corpus Christi, Texas

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Eva Jacqueline Longoria Parker (born Eva Jacqueline Longoria, March 15, 1975) is a Mexican American film and television actress. She portrayed Isabella Braña Williams on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. She currently plays Gabrielle Solis in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives. She has also become a nationally recognized model after appearing in several high-profile advertising campaigns and numerous men’s magazines, reaching #14 in the FHM “Sexiest Women 2008” poll. Longoria is also known for her relationship with NBA guard Tony Parker, whom she married in 2007. ~Wiki

Shannon Elizabeth from Houston, Texas

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Shannon Elizabeth (born September 7, 1973) is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth came to prominence in the 1999 comedy film American Pie. ~Wiki

Jessica Simpson from Abilene, Texas

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Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American singer, actress, and television personality who rose to fame in the late 1990s. She has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits, and has three gold and two multi-platinum RIAA-certified albums. Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She ventured into the country music market in 2008 and releasedDo You Know. ~Wiki

Reese Witherspoon from New Orleans, Louisiana

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Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), better known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and film producer. In 1998 she appeared in three major movies: Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, and Twilight. The following year, Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. 2001 marked her career’s turning point with the breakout role as “Elle Woods” in the box office hit Legally Blonde, and in 2002 she starred in Sweet Home Alabama, which became her biggest commercial film success to date. 2003 saw her return as lead actress and executive producer of Legally Blonde 2. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe,BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. ~Wiki

Jennifer Love Hewitt from Waco, Texas

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Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, voice actress, and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture via her roles in the Fox series Party of Five, as Sarah Reeves, and the films I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel, as Julie James.

As a singer, Hewitt has been signed by Atlantic Records and Jive Records. She is primarily known for her recordings in the pop genre and has a contralto vocal range. To date, her most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100 is the 1999 release “How Do I Deal,” which peaked at #59. In addition, she has contributed music to the promotion or soundtracks of acting projects. ~Wiki