Best Female Country Singers

Updated on February 1, 2020
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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. | Source

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"
Faith Hill in 1998
Faith Hill in 1998 | Source

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"

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        Lynn Anderson,Minnie Pearl ,June Carter,Patsy Montana. Pam Tillis,Tammy Wynette, 

        2 years ago

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

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        Kristen Howe 

        5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

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

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        5 years ago

        Female Country Artists

        Abbi Scott

        Abby Parks

        Adrienne Leopold

        Aimee Pettersen

        Alecia Nugent


        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 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


        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


        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


        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


        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


        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


        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


        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


        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


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        6 years ago

        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 .....

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        7 years ago

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

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        7 years ago

        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.

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        baby girl 

        7 years ago

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

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        7 years ago

        you rock loretta lynn,patsy cline,talor sift

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        7 years ago

        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.

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        7 years ago

        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!!!

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        Norma Freda 

        7 years ago

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

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        7 years ago

        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.

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        erza scarlet 

        7 years ago

        Taylor swift is awesome.

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

        oh .... i so love her songs

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        7 years ago

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

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        kyle maguire 

        7 years ago

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

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        Frederick Sheely 

        7 years ago

        Dawn Sears is THE BEST!!

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        7 years ago from Bangalore India

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

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        8 years ago

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

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        8 years ago

        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 PLEASE AND THANKS

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        8 years ago

        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.

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        8 years ago

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

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        Roxanna Salas 

        8 years ago

        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.

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        8 years ago

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

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        8 years ago

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

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        8 years ago

        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.

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        8 years ago

        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

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        8 years ago

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

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        Snake Harris 

        8 years ago

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

        Snake Harris

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        8 years ago

        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.

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        8 years ago

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

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        8 years ago

        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?

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        Kimmy Lovejoy 

        8 years ago

        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!

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        8 years ago

        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!

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        8 years ago

        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

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        8 years ago

        Billie Jo Spears should be on this list

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        8 years ago

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

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        8 years ago

        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?

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        8 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        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

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        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        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.

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        Faith Summet 

        9 years ago

        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!!!!!

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        all knowig 

        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        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

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        Jerry D. (JD) 

        9 years ago

        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"!

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        faith hill and miranda lambert 

        9 years ago

        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

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        taylor swift 

        9 years ago

        omg taylor is auwsome she is the bomb

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        9 years ago

        what about marnda lambrat shes the best

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        kristina v;) 

        9 years ago

        I love all kinds of country!!

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

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        Eric Sawyer 

        9 years ago

        Did Linda Ronstadt make it to this list?

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        9 years ago

        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

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        9 years ago

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

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        Earthly Angel Mom 

        9 years ago from Northern Kentucky

        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!!

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        9 years ago

        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

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        9 years ago

        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!

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        Leni Sands 

        9 years ago from UK

        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)


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        9 years ago

        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!!!!!!!!!!!

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        9 years ago

        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!

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        9 years ago

        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.

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        9 years ago

        sugarland and lady antebellum!!!

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        9 years ago

        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.

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        9 years ago

        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.

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        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        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.

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        9 years ago

        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!

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        9 years ago

        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!

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        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        where is taylor swift


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        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        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.

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        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        martina micbride is an amazing singer to me any way

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        Miranda Lambert 

        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

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

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        9 years ago

        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...

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        9 years ago

        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 them all

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        9 years ago

        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...

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        taylor swift FAN:) 

        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

        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.

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        10 years ago

        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

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        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

        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?

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        10 years ago

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

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        Shelly Wright 

        10 years ago

        Is she deceased?

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        10 years ago

        i want to ram carrie underwood

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        Kandice Price 

        10 years ago

        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.

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        glenn cunningham 

        10 years ago

        brenda lee the best

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        10 years ago

        taylor is okay but reba is the queen and very inspirational

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        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

        Lorrie Morgan needs to be a part of this list.

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        10 years ago

        How about Lorrie Morgan? I love her.

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        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

        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

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        10 years ago

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

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        Cowboy Al 

        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

        Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift?

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        10 years ago

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

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        10 years ago

        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...


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