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See Taylor Swift’s Country To Pop Style Evolution In 39 Pictures

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It was hard not to get choked up at last night's ACM Awards. Not only did Taylor Swift's mom (whom we recently found out is battling cancer) present the Milestone Award to her daughter with a heartfelt speech, but T Swift also officially said goodbye the country chapter of her music career forever.

She told the crowd, "To the country music community, when I told you that I had made a pop album and that I wanted to go explore other genres, you showed me who you are with the grace you accepted that with. I will never forget it." But as Taylor's music transformed over the years, it's clear her style evolved right along with her. Let's take a look back at how our Nashville girl grew into the pop star style icon she is today (and try not to tear up while doing so).

May 23, 2006 | Country Music Awards

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November 04, 2006 | BMI Country Awards

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April 16, 2007 | CMT Music Awards

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May 14, 2007 | ACM New Artists Party For A Cause

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November 07, 2007 | CMA Awards

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January 15, 2008 | The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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February 10, 2008 | Grammy Awards

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May 17, 2008 | ACM New Artists Party For A Cause

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May 18, 2008 | Country Music Awards

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January 9, 2009 | New York City

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February 08, 2009 | Grammy Awards

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April 06, 2009 | Country Music Awards' Artist Of The Decade

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August 27, 2009 | Madison Square Garden

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September 13, 2009 | MTV Video Music Awards

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November 11, 2009 | CMA Awards

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May 03, 2010 | Met Gala

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June 09, 2010 | CMT Music Awards

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November 21, 2010 | American Music Awards

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May 22, 2011 | Billboard Music Awards

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October 13, 2011 | Wonderstruck Fragrance Launch

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December 02, 2011 | Billboard's Women In Music Event

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February 12, 2012 | Grammy Awards

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August 31, 2012 | New York City

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September 06, 2012 | MTV Video Music Awards

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November 15, 2012 | The X Factor

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December 07, 2012 | Jingle Ball

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February 10, 2013 | Grammy Awards

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May 06, 2013 | Met Gala

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November 13, 2013 | Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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November 24, 2013 | American Music Awards

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March 02, 2014 | Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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April 06, 2014 | Country Music Awards

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May 5, 2014 | Met Gala

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August 10, 2014 | Teen Choice Awards

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August 24, 2014 | MTV Video Music Awards

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November 23, 2014 | American Music Awards

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December 12, 2014 | Jingle Ball

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February 08, 2015 | Grammy Awards

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April 19, 2015 | Academy Of Country Music Awards

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