Hottest Women Over 40 in Country Music
The fountain of youth just may be located in Nashville, judging by some of its most famous faces. Country music's hottest women over 40 look as good now -- if not better -- than they did in their 20s! We spotlight the country songbirds who keep the clock away naturally, through both healthy habits and attitude. Here are 10 gorgeous women over 40 who wear their age proudly, and very, very well.
Her Secret: About her exercise routine, Faith noticed that she "slept better, had more energy and was stronger," she tells People magazine. "It was so hard, but so worth it. My core is much stronger, and my arms are more toned."
Her Secret: "I splurge every once in awhile, but I do try to watch what I eat, stay away from complex carbs and eat as much protein and vegetables as possible," Reba tells OK magazine. "I fall off the wagon quite a bit, but I try. I read somewhere if you eat like a king in the morning, a princess at lunch and a pauper at dinner, you'll do well."
Her Secret: Shania's secret for healthy skin? Bag Balm. "When my skin is really dry, I'll rub it over my face and on my hair and leave it there all day," she tells People. Bag Balm is a mixture of petroleum jelly, lanolin and antiseptic that farmers use to soften cow udders!
Her secret: "I've always exercised," Lee Ann tells CMT, explaining that she doesn't really diet. "My exercise of choice is walking -- a power walk, not strolling."
Her Secret: She didn't start wearing makeup until she was in her 30s, but Emmylou says her biggest beauty decision was giving in to her prematurely gray hair. "Mother Nature knows what she's doing," she tells People. "It's the best thing I ever did."
Her Secret: "I finally feel like I know who I am," Rhonda tells The Boot. "I get to live my dream each day, playing the music I love. This gives me a confidence I never had before 40 ... You're as young as you feel. And I still feel like that same teenager, running around playing music. Music keeps you feeling young."
Her Secret: Cher! Martie tells Out.com that she celebrated her birthday seeing the pop icon in concert. Backstage, Cher told Martie, who was scared of the big 4-0, that this was going to be the best year of her life. So far, so good!
Her Secret: The mom of three tells Shape magazine that she became "fascinated with nutrition" when she was pregnant with daughter Delaney. "I love to read about healthy eating and preach to my husband, who doesn't listen! Now I'm trying to teach it to my daughters."
Her Secret: Trisha suggests always keeping a stocked fruit bowl and having frequent "veggie nights." "We like to sauté peppers, onions and carrots," she tells Health magazine. "In 30 minutes we have a table full of healthy food."
Her Secret: Patty's anti-aging recipe includes plenty of fruit, vegetables and activities. "I work out on a treadmill and with weights," she tells Lifescript.com. "I also enjoy taking walks with my husband and our two German shepherds."