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Louisiana Life Magazine has chosen 8 people who have made an impact on our beautiful state last year, and not just here, but nationwide. We are proud to have Acadiana native Hunter Hayes on the list! Hunter joins such other favorites as the Robertson family from "Duck Dynasty" and actor Wendell Pierce.

For a more detailed look at these 8 awesome Louisiana representatives, you can pick up this month's copy of Louisiana Life, or read about it here. Congrats to all on the list — you make us in the Bayou State so proud!!