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Best Female Country Singers

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I've been an online music writer for over 11 years. My favorite genre is country-western.

These great female country singers are sure to knock your boots off.

These great female country singers are sure to knock your boots off.

From Patsy Cline to Reba McEntire to the Dixie Chicks, women have made country-western music what it is today. There are so many women who have worked hard in a man's world to rise to the top of the country-western charts. I've highlighted 14 favorites and added a few more who just have to be mentioned. I hope you enjoy this list and the accompanying videos as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

My hat goes off to all of you women of country music. Your hard work has paid off!

1. Patsy Cline

Born: September 8, 1932

From: Winchester, VA

Patsy Cline was one of the first female country singers. She is, without a doubt, a legend for all time. Patsy was born September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. Her real name was Virginia Patterson Hensley. Her big break in the country music world came in 1957 with the song "Walkin' After Midnight." In 1958, Patsy joined the Grand Ole Opry show in Nashville. When she was only 30, she died tragically in an airplane crash in 1963.

Patsy's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "I Fall to Pieces"
  • "Crazy"
  • "She's Got You"
  • "Sweet Dreams"

I go out walkin' after midnight

Out in the moonlight

Just like we used to do, I'm always walkin'

After midnight, searchin' for you (wa-wa-walking, wa-wa-walking)…

— Patsy Cline, "Walkin' After Midnight"

2. Loretta Lynn

Born: April 14, 1932

From: Butcher Hollow, KY

Loretta Lynn was born April 14, 1935, in Kentucky. She is best known as the "Coal Miner's Daughter." Just like Patsy Cline, Loretta is a legend among female Country music singers. She had her first hit in 1960, with the song "Honky Tonk Girl." By the 1970s, she was one of the richest women in country music. She is famous for many songs.

Loretta Lynn's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"
  • "Before I'm Over You"
  • "Coal Miner's Daughter"

Well, I was borned a coal miner's daughter

In a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler

We were poor but we had love

That's the one thing that daddy made sure of…

— Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter"

3. Dolly Parton

Born: January 19, 1946

From: Locust Ridge, TN

Dolly Parton was born January 19, 1946, in Tennessee. As a young child, she sang in church and for a local radio station. She joined the Grand Ole Opry show at the age of 20, and her first success in Nashville was as a songwriter. In 1966, she had her first single, "Dumb Blond," and then (that same year) recorded "Something Fishy" and "Hello, I'm Dolly." Since then, she has gone on to make a big name for herself, both in the country music industry and as a comedic actress.

Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "Jolene"
  • "9 to 5"
  • "I Will Always Love You"

4. Patty Loveless

Born: January 4, 1957

From: Pikeville, KY

Patty Loveless was born in Kentucky as Patty Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957. Her first hit single in the country music world was the 1985 recording, "Lonely Days and Lonely Nights." Her second hit single came a year later when she released "I Did." Patty went on to release her first album, Patty Loveless, on October 1, 1986. From there, she went on to produce many more albums.

Patty Loveless's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "Don't Toss Us Away"
  • "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye"
  • "You Don't Even Know Who I Am"

Where the sun comes up about ten in the mornin'

And the sun goes down about three in the day

And you fill your cup with whatever bitter brew you're drinkin'

And you spend your life just thinkin' of how to get away…

— Patty Loveless, "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"

5. Suzy Bogguss

Born: December 30, 1956

From: Aledo, IL

Suzy was born December 30, 1956, in Illinois. She started singing in her hometown church and released her first singles in 1987: "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire," "Love Will Never Slip Away," and "Come as You Are." She went on to make many more successful albums. Bogguss owns her own record label, Loyal Dutchess.

Suzy Bogguss's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "Somewhere Between"
  • "Someday Soon"
  • "Outbound Plane"

So blow, you old Blue Northern, blow my love to me

He's ridin' in tonight from California

He loves his damned old rodeo as much as he loves me

Someday soon, goin' with him someday soon…

— Suzy Bogguss, "Someday Soon"

6. Reba McEntire

Born: March 28, 1955

From: McAlester, OK

Reba was born March 28, 1955, in Oklahoma. She had her first hit on the singles chart in 1976 with "I Don't Want to Be a One Night Stand." Her first album was called Reba McEntire and her second was Out of a Dream. Reba's Country music career has been very successful. Her album My Kind of Country brought her break-out success.

Reba McEntire's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "How Blue"
  • "Somebody Should Leave"

She said here's your chance Fancy don't let me down

Here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down

Lord forgive me for what I do, but if you want out

Well it's up to you…

— Reba McEntire, "Fancy"

7. Faith Hill

Born: September 21, 1967

From: Ridgeland, MS

Faith was born Audrey Faith Perry on September 21, 1967, in Mississippi. She is one of the most successful country singers, male or female. Her first album, Take Me as I Am, was released in 1993. She released her second album, It Matters to Me, in 1995. From there, Hill went on to make her name in country music. Her first international hit was "The Kiss." Her 1999 album Breathe went platinum and remains one of the biggest-selling Country records of all time.

Faith Hill's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "There You'll Be"
  • "Mississippi Girl"
  • "Like We Never Loved at All"

Faith is married to country singer Tim McGraw and the couple has recorded several duets, including "I Need You" and "Shotgun Rider."

When I don't know what to say

Don't know what to do

Don't know if it really even matters to you

How can I make you see…

— Faith Hill, "It Matters to Me"

8. Shania Twain

Born: August 28, 1965

From: Windsor, Canada

Twain was born as Eileen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965, in Windsor, Ontario. Her mother and father divorced and she was adopted by her stepfather, Jerry Twain. Her first album was called Shania Twain. She went on to release her second album, The Women in Me, in 1995. In 1997 she produced Come on Over, and in 2002 she released Up. In 2004, Twain released an album of greatest hits.

Shania Twain's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "Party of Two"
  • "Don't"
  • "I Ain't no Quitter"

In 2004, Twain retired from performing, explaining that her singing voice was weakening. But, after receiving treatment for vocal cord lesions, she returned to the stage in 2012 with a concert at Caesar's Palace.

You're still the one I run to

The one that I belong to

You're still the one I want for life

(You're still the one)…

— Shania Twain, "You're Still the One"

9. Trisha Yearwood

Born: September 19, 1964

From: Monticello, Georgia

Trish Yearwood's debut single, "She's in Love With the Boy," launched her to fame on the country-western charts. She has since released ten albums, including several number one singles.

Trisha Yearwood's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "Walkaway Joe"
  • "The Song Remembers When"
  • "Thinkin' About You"
  • "I'll Still Love You More"

Her daddy say's he ain't worth a lick

When it comes to brains

He got the short end of the stick

But Katie's young and man she just don't care…

— Trisha Yearwood, "She's In Love With the Boy"

10. Terri Clark

Born: August 5, 1968

From: Montreal, Canada

Terri Clark released her first album in 1995. Both that self-titled album and the two that followed (Just the Same and How I Feel) went platinum in both the U.S. and Canada.

Terri Clark's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "When Boy Meets Girl"
  • "If I Were You"
  • "Suddenly Single"

I could wash my car in the rain

Change my new guitar strings

Mow the yard just the same as I did yesterday

I don't need to waste my time crying over you…

— Terri Clark, "Better Things to Do"

11. Wynonna Judd

Born: May 30, 1964

From: Ashland, KY

Wynonna first rose to fame in the 1980s, singing with her mother Naomi in the country-western duo the Judds. Recording together, the Judds had 14 number one hits and recorded seven albums. As a solo artist, Wynonna dropped her last name. In 1992 she sang alone at the American Music Awards, performing "She Is His Only Need." The single jumped to number one on the Billboard country singles charts that year.

Wynonna Judd's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "I Saw the Light"
  • "My Strongest Weakness"
  • "No One Else on Earth"

Love can build a bridge

Between your heart and mine

Love can build a bridge

Don't you think it's time?

— Wynonna Judd, "Love Can Build a Bridge"

12. LeAnn Rimes

Born: August 28, 1982

From: Jackson, MS

LeAnn Rimes was a child star, rising to fame at the age of 13 for her recording of "Blue."

LeAnn Rimes's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)"
  • "The Cattle Call"
  • "The Light in Your Eyes"

You can try to resist

Try to hide from my kiss

But you know but you know

That you can't fight the moonlight…

— LeAnn Rimes, "Cant Fight the Moonlight"

13. The Dixie Chicks

From: Dallas, Texas

Years active: 1989–present

The Dixie Chicks are composed of Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison (who are sisters), and lead singer Natalie Maines. Some early successes were the 1998 hits "There's Your Trouble" and "Wide Open Spaces." In 2003, the band openly denounced the U.S. invasion of Iraq. While many American country-western music lovers boycotted their albums after that, they released Taking the Long Way in 2007, which won that year's Grammy for Album of the Year. The single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," also won a Grammy that year.

The Dixie Chicks's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "There's Your Trouble"
  • "Wide Open Spaces"
  • "You Were Mine"
  • "Tonight the Heartache's on Me"
  • "I Can Love You Better"

Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends

All through their high school days

Both members of the 4H club, both active in the FFA

After graduation…

— Dixie Chicks, "Goodbye Earl"

14. Emmylou Harris

Born: April 2, 1947

From: Birmingham, AL

Emmylou Harris has won 13 Grammys over the course of her career. Her early recordings include the album Grievous Angel, recorded with Gram Parsons in 1973. She recorded with Hot Band to make the album Pieces of the Sky, which included a cover of Merle Haggard's "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down." In 1980, she recorded "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" with Roy Orbison. That duo's recordings won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.

Emmylou Harris's Greatest Hits Include:

  • "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down"
  • "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again"
  • "For no One"

I heard the train

In the Tulsa night

Calling out my name

Looking for a fight…

— Emmylou Harris, "Tulsa Queen"

Female Country-Western Singers: The List Goes On

There are so many amazing female country-western singers! Thank you to all of you who have sent me names that were not on my list. Please send me and I will try to include them! Here are some of the great female singers you have mentioned in the comments.

Amazing Female Country-Western Singers

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Sara Evans
  • Lee Ann Womack
  • Martina McBride
  • Barbara Mandrell
  • Dottie West
  • Lynn Anderson
  • Janie Fricke
  • Anne Murray
  • Crystal Gayle
  • Kitty Wells
  • KD Lang
  • Bonnie Raitt

Well, I was borned a coal miner's daughter

In a cabin, on a hill in Butcher Holler

We were poor but we had love

That's the one thing that daddy made sure of

He shoveled coal to make a poor man's dollar

— Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter"

Help Me Add to This List!

Lynn Anderson,Minnie Pearl ,June Carter,Patsy Montana. Pam Tillis,Tammy Wynette, on May 22, 2018:

I like Country and Western Music that has rhythm and melody that come from the Heart.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 24, 2015:

Awesome list. I agree with you. Rock on and voted up!

wyldrabbit on June 16, 2014:

Female Country Artists

Abbi Scott

Abby Parks

Adrienne Leopold

Aimee Pettersen

Alecia Nugent

Alee

Aleyce Simmonds

Ali Dee

Alison Kraus

Alison Brown

Allison Moorer

Aly Cook

Amanda Martin

Amanda Nagurney

Amanda Stott

Amanda Williams

Amber Lawrence

Amber Leigh

Amber Rhodes

Amy Dalley

Amy Rose

Andra Suchy

Andrea Pearson

Angel Rattay

Angela Dodson

Angela Easterling

Angela Harris

Angela Peterson

Angela Siracusa

Angie palmer

Ann-Marita

Ann Pascoe

Anne McCue

Anne Murray

April Taylor

Ashley Ray

Ashliegh Lisset

Audry Auld

Barbara Fairchild

Barbara Mandrell

Beccy Cole

Becky Schlegel

Bethany LaPrade

Bonnie Bishop

Bonnie Stewart

Brandi Thornton

Breanne Urban

Brenda Lee

Brenda Taylor

Bridgette Tatum

Brigitte London

Britni Hoover

Brynn Marie

Callaghan

Candi Carpenter

Candy Coburn

Carla Williams

Carlene Carter

Carly Pearce

Carolann 'B'

Caroline Herring

Carrie Underwood

Casey Jamerson

Casey Thompson

Casey Watt

Catherine Britt

Charlie Barker

Chelsea Musick

Chely Wright

Cheryl K. Warner

Cheryl Wheeler

Chris Mercer

Chris O’Connell

Christi BauerLee

Christine Marie

Christy Sutherland

Cindy Cashdollar

Cindy Lou Harrington

Cindy Lu Country

CJaye LeRose

Claudia Nygaard

Clelia Adams

Coley McCabe

Colleen McFarland

Connie Kis Andersen

Connie Smith

Corinne Chapman

Crystal Gage

Crystal Gayle

Daisy Hicks

Dallas Daisy

Danielle Lauderdale

Danielle Peck

Darlene Austin

Davie Gayle

Dawn Renee

Deana Carter

Deanna Johnston

DeAnne Moore

Debbie Hennessey

Debbie Miles

Debbie Nunn

Debbie Watson

Deborah Allen

Deby Kelley

DeLana Stevens

Di Anne Foxx

Dianna Corcoran

Dixie Trahan

Dolly Parton

Donna Beckham

Donna Boyd

Donna Fargo

Donna Ferra

Donna Hughes

Doreen Taylor

Eileen Carey

Electa Winter

Ellen Ireland

Emiliana Torrini

Emily Barker

Emily Herring

Emmylou Harris

Erin Condo

Erika Stolt

Faith Hill

Felicity Urquhart

GayLynn Robinson

Georgette Jones

Gillian Welch

Gina Jeffreys

Gina Lee

Ginny McIlmoyle

Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Wilson

HalleyAnna

Hannah Bethel

Hannah McNeil

Heather Morgan

Heather Myles

Heather Richards

Heidi Newfield

Hollie Brian

Holly Dunn

Holly Williams

Irana Surina

Irene Kelley

Iris Dement

Jackie Carlyle

Jackie Dee

Jackie Lawson

Jade Lester

Jalayne Tradler

Jamie O'Neal

Jamie Tate

Jasmine rae

Jan Howard

Janie Fricke

Jean Ann

Jean Shepard

Jeanette Williams

Jeannie C. Riley

Jeannie Seely

Jen Cass

Jennie Stearns

Jennifer Brantley

Jennifer Getz

Jennifer Lynn

Jesse Lee

Jesse Lindsey Smith

Jessica Caitlin Urick

Jessica Cayne

Jessica Erin

Jessica Lynne

Jessica Rae

Jessica Ridley

Jessica Shepherd

Jett Williams

Jill Johnson

Joanna Cotten

Joanna Mosca

Joanna Smith

Jo Dee Messina

JoDell Country

Jody Lynn Mitchell

Jody Miller

Joey Daniels

Jolie Holliday

Jonalee White

Joni Harms

Josey Milner

Joy Adams

Joy Lynn White

Joyce Shaffer

Jourdan Pace

Juice Newton

Julie Burton

Julie Layne Bloeth

Julie Lee

Julie Roberts

June Carter Cash

K. Wilder

K.D. Lang

Kaley Caperton

Karen Cruise

Karen Lynne

Karen Pendley

Karen Taylor Good

Karina Long

Karla Peretta

Karling Abbeygate

Kasey Chambers

Kassie Depaiva

Kate Campbell

Kate Russell

Katelyn Hobson

Kathleen Edwards

Kathy Mattea

Katie Belle Akin

Katie Brianna

Kaylee Rutland

Keely Raquel

Kellee Bradley

Kelli

Kellie Coffey

Kellie Lynne

Kellie Pickler

Kelly Aspen

Kelly Hope

Kelly Lang

Kelly Lee

Kelly Willis

Kerri Griffith

Keri McInerney

Kim McAbee

Kim McLean

Kimberly Kelly

Kimberly M'Carver

Kimberly Patrick

Kimmie Rhodes

Kitty Wells

Krista Marie

Kristen McNamara

Kristi Miller

Kristina Craig

Kristy Cox

Krysta Scoggins

LaTresa

Lace Tomus

Lacey Caroline

Lacy J. Dalton

Lane Brody

Laura Bell Bundy

Laura Bryna

Laura Dodd

Laura Lynn

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alexander

Lauren Lucas

Leah Durelle

Leann Rimes

LeAnne King

Lee Ann Womack

Lee Quick

Lena Malmborg

Leslie Satcher

Leslie Tom

Lexi James

Liane Edwards

Lila McCann

Linda Bandry

Linda Davis

Linda Ronstadt

Lindsey Gail

Lisa Brokop

Lisa Dames

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Matassa

Lisa Montes

Lisa Nicole

Liz Meyer

Liz Talley

Lizza Connor

Lolene

Loreen Bliss

Loretta Lynn

Lori McKenna

Lorrie Morgan

Louise Mandrell

Lucinda Williams

Lynda Kay

Lynn Anderson

Lynn Bryant

Lynne Taylor Donovan

Maddie Wilson

Madonna Tassi

Mandy Barnett

Marcia Ramirez

Maren Morris

Margo Smith

Marie Bellet

Marisa Yeaman

Marlee Scott

Marsha Thornton

Marthia Sides

Martina McBride

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Gauthier

Mary Hoffman

Mary James

Mary Lamont

Mary White

Matraca Berg

Maura O'Connell

Mavis Staples

Megan Munroe

Melinda Schneider

Melissa Cleveland

Melissa Fuller

Melissa Gibson

Melissa Warner

Mia Kulba

Mica Roberts

Michelle Nixon & Drive

Michelle Poe

Michelle Wright

Mickie James

Miko Marks

Miny Ellis

Mindy Smith

Minnie Driver

Miranda Lambert

Molly Howson

Molly Thomas

Monica Perry

Mother Maybelle Carter

Nadine Tindall

Naomi Judd

Naomi Sommers

Natalie Logan

Natalie Tidwell

Natasha James

Neko Case

Nellie Donovan

Nicole Jamrose

Nicole Witt

Nikki Shae

Norah Jones

Pam Tillis

Patricia Conroy

Patricia Ryan

Patsy Cline

Patti Hall

Patti Page

Patty Parker

Patty Blee

Patty Griffin

Patty Loveless

Pauline Reese

Queenie Mullinix

Rachel Allyn

Rachel Harrington

Rachel Honza

Rachel Stacy

Rachel Timberlake

Rachael Warwick

Rachel Williams

Reagan Boggs

Reba McEntire

Rebecca Frederick

Rebecca Hosking

Rebecca Lindsey

Rhonda Vincent

Riley Weston

Robinella

Robyn Ludwick

Romi Mayes

Rosanne Cash

Rose Alleyson

Rosie Flores

Ruth Bloomquist

RyLee Madison

Sammi Smith

Sandra Humphries

Sara Beck

Sara Beth

Sara Evans

Sarah Beth Keeley

Sarah Cardenas

Sarah Lenore

Sarah McCully

Sarah Whaley

Scooter Lee

Sera Cahoone

Shania Twain

Shannon Bex

Shannon Brown

Shannon Haley

Shawn Mayer

Shawna Rrussell

Shelby Lynne

Shelly Dubois

Shelly Fairchild

Shelly Rann

Sherrie Austin

Sheryl Crow

Skyla Spencer

Sonia Lee

Stacie Collins

Star Anna

Steff Mahan

Stella Parton

Stephanie Beck Williams

Stephanie Chapman

Stephanie DeWolfe

Stephanie Layne

Stephanie Richards

Stephanie Thomson

Sue Rarick

Sunny Sweeney

Susan Cattaneo

Susan Hickman

Susan O

Suzie Merwine

Suzy Bogguss

Tamara Stewart

Tamara Walker

Tammie Davis

Tammy Wynette

Tania Kernaghan

Tanya Tucker

Tara Sales

Taria

Taya Lear

Taylor Swift

Tecia McKenna

Teea Goans

Templeton Thompson

Teresa Farris

Teresa Wade

Teri Joyce

Terri Allard

Terri Clark

Terri Hendrix

Tiffany Carlson

Tia McGraff

Tift Merritt

Toni Catlin

Tonya Kennedy

Tonya Watts

Torri Melhart

Tracee Lee

Tracy Grammer

Tracylyn

Trenna Barnes

Tresa Jordan

Tresa Street

Trish Murphy

Trisha Yearwood

Valerie Borman

Valerie DeLaCruz

Valerie Smith

Van Preston

Véronique Labbe

Vicki Lee

Vicki Vann

Victoria Banks

Victoria Shaw

Vikki Lee

Wanda Jackson

Wendy Daniels

Wendy Lynn Snider

Wendy Newcomer

Whitney Duncan

Wynonna

nina on June 17, 2013:

I have not seen any great comments about one of my favorites, But Love all the older country Gals, How come she was not mentioned her too ??? Gretchen Wilson ... Love all the older country Gals & Angels of country music .... Always & Forever God-Bless them all ..... And Love The Honkey Tonk Angels .....

Johnnie on June 07, 2013:

Chely Wright....watch the video "It was"..ya hot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg05bukTE

lake9537 on April 17, 2013:

female country singer on Don Imus show last year; he played song and said it was the greatest; she has a sultry voice and the song is sad but her voice is great in an alto kind of way.

baby girl on April 10, 2013:

Reba mcentire is the best female country artist of all time and she is still going

bella on February 14, 2013:

you rock loretta lynn,patsy cline,talor sift

dyani on January 09, 2013:

I totally don't think she is trouble. I'm like her #1 galaxy fan kinda like #1 fan or worlds#1 fan but I beat all that. I'm a foster child at the age of 15 and a half my birthday is april 19th 1997 and it would be my dream come true if taylor swifts family could adopt me I haven't seen my mom since I was 4 and I haven't seen my dad since I was about 11 or 12 because he sexually abused me so I became a foster child and right now I'm hating my life I would d0 ANYTHING to be taylor swifts little sister. AND I MEAN ANYTHING I DON"T CARE WHAT IT IS! Taylor if you're reading this please do something. I love you like my sister i would always come to you for advice i would come to you if you were sad and keep you company if you wanted it. i love you.

kitty on January 06, 2013:

taylor swift is terrible ! she thinks she is our great gift. voices that make you proud to be a country music fan are women that wants to be sing song from the heart, like martina,dolly, carrie, reba, miranda,sarah evans,jennifer nettles, faith, shania,please !!taylor only knows to write and sing songs to make fun of people that hurt her feelings. grow up!!!

Norma Freda on December 15, 2012:

spelled anne murray's name wrong. you have murrary. jsyk

Flaca on November 29, 2012:

I am trying to remember a blonde country artist that did not make it big time but all i can remember is one of her videos on a beach with a partial stone home and she is singing about having the guy hold her rock her........... goodness its killing me trying to remember it. any help will do.

erza scarlet on November 25, 2012:

Taylor swift is awesome.

Lovestory, our song, mean etc.................................................................

oh .... i so love her songs

tiff304 on September 17, 2012:

I remember Dottie West! She was a very good, great country singer and beautiful too!

kyle maguire on August 06, 2012:

tammy wynette is simply the best country singer of all time....she is simply the first ladfy of country music.

Frederick Sheely on July 02, 2012:

Dawn Sears is THE BEST!!

pkholla from Bangalore India on June 21, 2012:

How about Tammy Wynette: forgot her? I don't wanna play house

Brian on June 05, 2012:

What about Donna Fargo and some other old school country gals. Tanya Tucker also....

Denise on May 01, 2012:

Does anyone remember a video on CMT back in the 80's it was a female singer she was in a large room with big windows the curtains were blowing she was singing alone... I remember this video but have no clue who she was or the song now its really bugging me...I had it on a VCR tape but have no clue where it is now prob broken thru the yrs. I don't think she was a very popular singer Ive not heard the song or her name sense that time prob late 80's possibly early 90's at most Please help if you know email me at denise539@yahoo.com. PLEASE AND THANKS

mikeyd on April 23, 2012:

In 5 years Taylor Swift will be an afterthought. She is no more country than Aerosmith is. Country music is nothing but 70's rock now.

Jigger on March 21, 2012:

Does anybody know the name of the female country singer who recorded "Darlin'" long before Johnny Reid?

Roxanna Salas on March 17, 2012:

Patsy Cline, Crystal Gale, Tammy Wynette, June Carter, Reba McIntire, The Judds.... Some of the talented women that help define and shape the country music industry for women. Modern talents.. Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Allison Krauss, Jennifer Nettles, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, and although Taylor is not the greatest singer she is the most open and honest young talent out there. I respect her openess and sincerity in her songs. LeAnn Rimes, she was so promising with her talent, if she can stay away from the scandals and the drama she has potential to be great again.

goose on February 17, 2012:

Billy Joe Spears the Def should be on list .why is she always over looked for these lists? Blanket on the ground ........CLASSIC!

everette on February 12, 2012:

Maybelle Carter is one of the greatest singer and musician of country music. She is the best on my list.

Jason on February 12, 2012:

Bonnie Raitt is ROCK, not country. She has never considered herself a "country" sincer and has never EVER been marketed as one, and I know because I've followed her career for 35 years.

lori on January 25, 2012:

Just read all these comments what's up with taylor swift. She SUCKS that's how she became a singer in the first place only studio makes her sound ok live she stinks sorry to burst ur bubble u live in

wynn on January 07, 2012:

all are great.. but i like alison krauss and katie irving.

Snake Harris on November 07, 2011:

I love Patsy Cline and Connie Smith, but what happen to Gayle Strickland? A NC country female singer!

Snake Harris

Michelle on October 20, 2011:

Tanya Tucker Loretta Lynn Reba McEntire,Dolly Parton Lee Ann womack Tammy wynette and Martina McBride are my favourites. But I also love Trisha yearwood Patty Loveless and Lorrie Morgan. Taylor does not hold a candle to any of those above ladies.

Sheree on October 18, 2011:

The singer is Martina McBride but don't remember the song

Carly on October 18, 2011:

There's this song/video I heard a long time ago that made me cry, it's about 2 friends who were neighbors and the little girl would get beat by her dad and the little boy would see that from his window so the dad ends up beating the little girl to death and I really want to listen to it but I don't know the name of the song or who sings it I just know it's a female country singer, does anybody know?

Kimmy Lovejoy on September 20, 2011:

DeVerl I have been a DJ for a long time and country music is my favorite. I believe the song you are looking for is by Shelby Lynn, "Things are tough all over" Hope this helps!

anonymous on September 10, 2011:

What's up with this nutjob ^??? I think ur on the wrong website....u need to be looking for a website to check urself into a mental institution!

Jordo on August 26, 2011:

Barely getting Into country I know I once had seen a video where theres a girl in a bed with a.guy and shes talking about drinking and breaking up? Maybe shes even recording it and she gets up and gets dressed

CVISCO on August 15, 2011:

Billie Jo Spears should be on this list

Gracie on August 04, 2011:

I love country music. And I love Reba, faith hill, Sara Evans, and Carrie Underwood.

claire on June 11, 2011:

Im not a big fan of country music but I do remember my mom always playing this song by this female country singer, it talked about the devil and an angel on her shoulder. Help?

sutaru12 on June 09, 2011:

what bout Chely White?she's one hot babe..love her voice so much & so shania twain & Taylor Swift Bonny Tayler

DeVerl on May 27, 2011:

What was the girls name that sang the song Ican.t belive

you,r calling me did you run out of things to do are you bothered buy old memores has guilt got the best of you

jennifer on May 19, 2011:

Jesse are u talkin about Sugarland (jennifer nettles) Stay?

Jesse on May 18, 2011:

Hi, i was just wondering if any one could tell me what the name of the song is where the lady starts crying? She is a blonde lady, white top and a male in a black top and hat is doing the guitar piece. This would be a great help to me if some one could let me know.

Faith Summet on May 11, 2011:

LOOK country music has only one greastest female singer in the world!!! SHANIA TWAIN every one of her songs could have been a hit! Especially her new stuff! UP! IS THE BEST COUNTRY CD YET! (other then a few people like johnny cash and a few others that i didn't feel like naming) Shania twain or Ellise (i think that's right) is beautiful, amazing voice talent. AND SHE MARRIED HER PRODUCER! TELL ME THAT'S NOT A POWER MOVE!!!!!!! enjoy LOVE YOU SHANIA!!! ME AND MY GIRLFRIENDS RELATIONSHIP SONG IS FROM THIS MOMENT AND WE CAN LISTEN TO IT ALL DAY. SHE HAS SONGS THAT TOUCH MY HEART LIKE AINT GOIN DOWN THAT I CRY TO EVERY TIME THAT I HEAR!!! SUCH EMOTION IN HER SINGING, SHE IS BY FAR THE BEST FEMALE COUNTRY SINGER, PERHAPS THE BEST COUNTRY SINGER PERIOD!!!!!

all knowig on April 24, 2011:

alison kraus...26 grammys...any questions?

Bobby on April 18, 2011:

When people put things like Taylor swift is the best singer ever. It makes me laugh. Grow up and try listening to a Trisha yearwood or martina mcbride album then you will understand what best really means

Jerry D. (JD) on April 17, 2011:

While you were naming the women of country music I do believe you forgot one very good singer by the name o0f Miss Tammy Wynette, remember she was always introduced to the crowds Ladies, and Gentlemen Please make welcome the "Queen Of Country Music, Miss Tammy Wynette"!

faith hill and miranda lambert on April 15, 2011:

faith is auwsome and miranda is auwsome to y'all two are

more than the bomb y'all are the best of all country

singers i love y'all guys

taylor swift on April 15, 2011:

omg taylor is auwsome she is the bomb

dillman on April 14, 2011:

what about marnda lambrat shes the best

kristina v;) on April 13, 2011:

I love all kinds of country!!

itz great to listen to I don't have a favorite their all great

Eric Sawyer on April 08, 2011:

Did Linda Ronstadt make it to this list?

crystal on March 31, 2011:

i am looking for a song sung by a female country artist about being like her mom.. it is a few years old please help

ly on March 06, 2011:

Yes this is the ideal thing no tash talk love all of yhem especially SHANIA TWAIN

Earthly Angel Mom from Northern Kentucky on February 26, 2011:

I just now signed up on hubpages ...because I felt an urgent need to add KITTY WELLS to this list of female country music singer.

Back in the late 50's, I can still see and recall my loving mother (who looked like Kitty) singing Kitty's songs to the top of her lungs. Surely they are angels now, singing in Heaven's choir!! Please add KITTY WELLS!!

uknow on February 21, 2011:

hey could anyone help me what's the name of that song in the video she is singing and she drives a green station wagon

MaR on February 20, 2011:

I think that miss a lot of names of country singer in this list (for example... where is Taylor Swift?!?!? Miranda Lambert?!?! Carrie Underwood?!?!?!)... Okay, we have to write some names of others country singers... and if you know some songs or some artists that play country/rock music... PLEASE WRITE THEM!!!! okay? Thank u everybody! and... LET'S COUNTRY PEOPLE!

Leni Sands from UK on February 15, 2011:

I really like Trisha Yearwood, Gretchen Wilson's early songs like REDNECK WOMAN, Jeanie C Riley HARPER VALLEY PTA, Loretta Lynn YOU'RE LOOKIN' AT COUNTRY & Y'ALL COME, Pam Tillis DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, Joni Harms TWO STEPPIN TEXAS BLUE, WEST TEXAS WALTZ, Emmylou Harris, Lorrie Morgan, Suzy Boggus (with Chet Atkins)

&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYrVFq9xwq0&fea...

MissTay on February 11, 2011:

I love country music!!! Taylor Swift is the best!I like Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes... but TAYLOR IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

picabo1 on February 04, 2011:

I think some one left out Miranda Lambert! What a NUTTHEAD who in the history of world would leave out Miranda Lambert. I think I put in list of female country singers and I was counting on her to be hear!

Dave on January 15, 2011:

My favorite is and has always been the beautiful Donna Fargo, not only her voice but her words as well. One of the very few to write her own songs during the 70's and 80's. She had 2 of the biggest crossover songs to date; "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" and "Funny Face". But it must be pointed out, that in those days it was a major feat for a country girl to do as well as Donna did. I also like Loretta Lynn and some Lynn Anderson.

bri on December 21, 2010:

sugarland and lady antebellum!!!

WhoCares on December 11, 2010:

There are alot of great female country singers. Over the years, the styles have changed. It's just a matter of preference. Taylor Swift is good, but draws a crowd of the younger people. I agree that real country is old country.

gptwv on November 17, 2010:

Suzy Boguss...seriously, she had about two songs, and you're considering her one of the best of all time? I really don't understand you're grading rubric here. You completely failed to mention Anne Murray, Connie Smith, and probably one of if not the most influential women of country music of all time, Tammy Wynette (and yes, Taylor Swift would be higher on this list than many women up there). This is just atrocious.

sizzle on October 12, 2010:

the Sunny Cowgirls from downunder is a great dual group that sounds fantastic

Jjnn5521 on October 02, 2010:

Lets get some real country singer's on here. People only like her singin because she is the newest girl country singer. Whener a new country singer comes out that is who everybody likes. Get some real names on that list. Like June Cater is one.

Pam on September 25, 2010:

Love Loretta, Tammy,Dolly, Crystal Gayle, Sarah Evans, and Dottie West. But Patsy Cline really gets to me every time! Her voice and delivery are out of this world!

marriam on September 24, 2010:

plz give here some beautiful singers names list because i don't know so many but i want some beautiful singers name plz give in this website!

katkm6 on September 01, 2010:

enough about taylor swift real country girls patsy cline,loretta lynn.tammy wynette,dolly parton,reba mcentire,not soft rock like taylor

sarra on August 30, 2010:

where is taylor swift

?

tsfans on August 15, 2010:

taylor swift ! taylor swift! where are taylor swift , miranda lambert???

roy2 on July 29, 2010:

Has anyone heard of Star De Azlan, she is signed with curb records and has one of the purest country voices I have heard in a long time, look up her song Shes Pretty. It will not disappoint. She sounds a lot like Patsy.

matt on July 25, 2010:

stop with the taylor swift......please!

amber on July 13, 2010:

martina micbride is an amazing singer to me any way

Miranda Lambert on July 09, 2010:

You do not have Miranda Lambert's name in the list above this.Miranda Lambert's name sould be on the list

Ty on June 09, 2010:

Taylor Swift has great music... but this is REAL country.

shrclo on June 08, 2010:

jjrubio..i love patsy cline... i met my husband on the note he was going to meet someone who could sing patsy cline... i told him i could and he said "i am pretty picky about my patsy cline" and i told him..yes but i can sing patsy cline...she is my idol.. so i started singing her songs and he was there all night listening to me..since then we got married and a friend of mine and myself wrote a song about it.. it is pretty cool... we love patsy... rock on...

shrclo on June 08, 2010:

taylor has a couple good country songs ...but most of her music is not real country music... real country music is from patsy to tammy to loretta to tanya to lorrie to shania to carrie...love them all

shrclo on June 08, 2010:

dmk... just saw your blog... i believe it is sarah evans that sings there's no place that far... i love that song.. hope this is correct...

taylor swift FAN:) on May 28, 2010:

taylor swift is aswome give her the best award ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mikayla on May 27, 2010:

I think Taylor swift and kelly pickler and miranda lambert are the best!!!!!!!!!!

Prince5 on May 25, 2010:

Thank you Crazygurl, I do believe that Virginia O'Brien is the gal! Can't get the song though, probably never transferred over from the old original 78rpm recording.

crazygurl on May 25, 2010:

um Prince5 if you go to Folk & Traditional song lyrics you'll find what Lyrics you need but I think her last name is Virginia O'brien but I don't know for sure

crazygurl on May 25, 2010:

um duhhhh.... Taylor Swift will always and forever be the best singer lol Always and Forever one of her songs I crack myself up

Prince5 on May 23, 2010:

late 1940s early 1950s there was a female singer Virginia ?

who sang a song called 'i'm going back to where i come(came) from. Does anyone know her full name and any details?

Barbara on May 23, 2010:

Loretta Lynn,,Tanya Tucker,,Tammy Wynette,,Patsy Cline,,Lynn Anderson,,Reba McEntire,,Donna Fargo and Crystal Gayle,,are still my favorite female country singers..

Shelly Wright on May 19, 2010:

Is she deceased?

steve on May 16, 2010:

i want to ram carrie underwood

Kandice Price on May 12, 2010:

lol i love reba macentier she is my favoritiest country singer in the world and i like gretchen wilson but i like reba more lol by.

glenn cunningham on May 03, 2010:

brenda lee the best

emily on May 03, 2010:

taylor is okay but reba is the queen and very inspirational

Christina on April 27, 2010:

Why does everyone leave out MIRANDA LAMBERT! Shes the best female country singer out RIGHT NOW

becca on April 25, 2010:

Lee Ann Womack sings Now you see me now you don't

becca on April 25, 2010:

Lorrie Morgan needs to be a part of this list.

Angie on April 14, 2010:

How about Lorrie Morgan? I love her.

htsctsbtlvspss69 on April 09, 2010:

does anyone know who sings the song now you see me now you don't

jestergurl on April 07, 2010:

i need to know the name of a song and who sings it problem is all i know about the song is its country... by a female singer with shoulder length blonde hair and the video takes place it wat seems to be a living room with a HUGE glass window and i thnk its raining i saw the vid when i was like 6 sooooooo ya that's all i remember about it im 20 now pleese some one help me

pink_punks_js@yahoo.com

jp on April 05, 2010:

dmk: it's "no place that far" i think its sara evans

Cowboy Al on March 26, 2010:

Taylor Swift? WHO Give me a break look at the real singers

MDD on March 25, 2010:

Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift?

vcc on March 24, 2010:

but where is miss tammy wynette she has a good songs also

dmk on March 23, 2010:

can anyone tell me the name of the song that starts...i cant imagine any greater fear than waking up without you here, tho the sun will still shine on my whole world would soon be gone, but not for long...