05/08/2014 at 05:00 PM EDT
We have many reasons to look forward to Thursdays each week (hello, one more day 'til the weekend) but let's be serious: The most important part of Thursdays is #tbt (that's Throwback Thursday), a.k.a. the day Reba McEntire posts amazing photos from her past. The hair! The sequins!
Not to be outdone, other ladies of country music have stepped up their #tbt game, treating us to old family photos and countless childhood snaps that make us laugh and remind us that we, too, have come a long way since braces and bad hair. Don't believe us? Just look below: