List: Female Country Singers

Female Country Singers: My Top Eight

Faith Hill, in concert in Dallas in 2006.
Faith Hill, in concert in Dallas in 2006. | 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 picked my eight 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

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. She died tragically, in an airplane crash in 1963 when she was only 30.

Patsy's greatest hits include:

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

2. Loretta Lynn

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, including:

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

3. Dolly Parton

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 for name herself, both in the Country music industry and as a comedic actress.

Some of Dolly's hits include:

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

4. Patty Loveless

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.

Her big hit singles include:

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

5. Suzy Bogguss

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.

Some of her most popular recorded singles are:

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

6. Reba McEntire

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. Some of the hits from that album include:

  • "How Blue"
  • "Somebody Should Leave"

7. Faith Hill

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. Some of her other 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."

8. Shania Twain

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 relased Up. In 2004 Twain released an album of greatest hits. Some of those singles 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.

More Great Women of Country Western!

Trish Yearwood

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 the number one singles:

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

Terri Clark

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. Some of her Top Ten Country-Western hits include:

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

Wynonna Judd

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. Some of her other hits include:

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

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes was a child star, rising to fame at the age of 13 for her recording of "Blue." Some of her other hit singles include:

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

The Dixie Chicks

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.

Emmylou Harris

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.

Female Country-Western Singers: The List Goes On

There are so many amazing women 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:

  • 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

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Nefarious 8 years ago

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jjrubio 8 years ago

very nice...My grandmothers cousin just happened to be Patsy Cline. She was the best. Thankfully she left us with her memory by her gift of her sweet voice. She had a strong commanding and powerful voice that has yet to be matched to this day, Yes there will never be another quite like Patsy!

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Cailin Gallagher 8 years ago from New England

What a great family history for you jjrubio! My mother always sang Patsy's songs. I love the hub!

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allshookup 8 years ago from The South, United States

I love country music. Dolly is so great. So is Reba and Loretta. I like Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland. Her voice is so strong. But Patsy is the one who made the way for these I named. My husband loves 'Walking after Midnight'. I can't stand the Dixie Chicks. I love Taylor Swift. She is doing great for being so young! Great hub! Have a great day :)

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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

I too love Country Singers and songs and females especially Shania Twain!;)

Nice list!:)

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market solution 8 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

Ah. You put a song in my heart. Thanks, I needed it. What a great hub.

lauriej 8 years ago

where's Bonnie Raitt on this website?

samsahottie! 8 years ago

u need to up date this website!!!!!

you forgot-

taylor swift, hiedi newfield, jennifer nettles, kelly pickler, dolly parton, juliane hough and a lot more!!!!!!!!!

erics mommy 8 years ago

I was try to find out the the name of a song that Reba sang on her show to her grandaugter why she was rocking her Does anyone know if so please email me Thank You so much

cj 8 years ago

where is taylor swift or maranda lambert or even dolly parton?

biggchuck04 8 years ago

hey need more ,,,looking for artist named larrie white? do you know her??????

donald 7 years ago

patsy cline is hot

Hillary  7 years ago

Im related to Lynn Anderson, some weird way. i have an autographed picture and letter she wrote to my grandpa.

Shelby 7 years ago

Who Sings I Want To Fall In Love

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Listessa 7 years ago from Your Sub-conscious Author

Wow, lots of more suggestions for female country singers, I'm gonna have to add to the list!

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kamryn 7 years ago

i like talor swift

Barney Northrup 7 years ago

Taylor Swift is the best!!!!!!!!!! The best the best!! Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Swift!!!!!!!!! :)

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Janet 7 years ago

Who sings a song that has these phrases "nothin' but you"..., peggy sue",... "maybelle"

taylor 7 years ago

taylor swift is better than the other country singers :)

alyssa 7 years ago

TAYLOR'S AWESOME1!! im in class right now!! 4th preiidodd

brittany 6 years ago


Dea 6 years ago

Does anyone remember a singer (Dotsi) or (dootsy)? I'm guessing late 80's early 90's

Sarahbeth 6 years ago

Kellie Pickler, Lyla McCann, Lorie Morgan,

Jo Dee Masina, Tammy Wynette, Pam Tillis

alexa 6 years ago

were is beyonce

Teri Brown 6 years ago

Please add Susan Ronson to your Canadian born country singers. She's awesome and has a deep velvety voice like Wynonna Judd. She's at

Heather 6 years ago

beyonce is not a conuntry singer!

nino 6 years ago

Lila Mc Cann is the best...but where is she now...I like her voice

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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

I know it would have been hard to list all female country singers but one of the greatest of all time was... well, I do a hub on her...Patsy was a huge legend but without Willie Nelsons song he wrote "Crazy" I'm not sure if she would have been a household name. Reba & some of the others are definitely cherished artists. Great hub! I look forward to many more...

katiecone 6 years ago

i love taylor swift

dmk 6 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...

vcc 6 years ago

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

MDD 6 years ago

Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift?

Cowboy Al 6 years ago

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

jp 6 years ago

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

jestergurl 6 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

htsctsbtlvspss69 6 years ago

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

Angie 6 years ago

How about Lorrie Morgan? I love her.

becca 6 years ago

Lorrie Morgan needs to be a part of this list.

becca 6 years ago

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

Christina 6 years ago

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

emily 6 years ago

taylor is okay but reba is the queen and very inspirational

glenn cunningham 6 years ago

brenda lee the best

Kandice Price 6 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.

steve 6 years ago

i want to ram carrie underwood

Shelly Wright 6 years ago

Is she deceased?

Barbara 6 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..

Prince5 6 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?

crazygurl 6 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

crazygurl 6 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

Prince5 6 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.

mikayla 6 years ago

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

taylor swift FAN:) 6 years ago

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

shrclo 6 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...

shrclo 6 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

shrclo 6 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...

Ty 6 years ago

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

Miranda Lambert 6 years ago

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

amber 6 years ago

martina micbride is an amazing singer to me any way

matt 6 years ago

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

roy2 6 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.

tsfans 6 years ago

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

sarra 6 years ago

where is taylor swift


katkm6 6 years ago

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

marriam 6 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!

Pam 6 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!

Jjnn5521 6 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.

sizzle 6 years ago

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

gptwv 6 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.

WhoCares 6 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.

bri 6 years ago

sugarland and lady antebellum!!!

Dave 6 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.

picabo1 5 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!

MissTay 5 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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leni sands 5 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)


MaR  5 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!

uknow 5 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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Earthly Angel Mom 5 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!!

ly 5 years ago

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

crystal 5 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

Eric Sawyer 5 years ago

Did Linda Ronstadt make it to this list?

kristina v;) 5 years ago

I love all kinds of country!!

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

dillman 5 years ago

what about marnda lambrat shes the best

taylor swift 5 years ago

omg taylor is auwsome she is the bomb

faith hill and miranda lambert 5 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

Jerry D. (JD) 5 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"!

Bobby 5 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

all knowig 5 years ago

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

Faith Summet 5 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!!!!!

Jesse  5 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.

jennifer 5 years ago

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

DeVerl 5 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

sutaru12 5 years ago

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

claire 5 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?

Gracie  5 years ago

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

CVISCO 5 years ago

Billie Jo Spears should be on this list

Jordo 5 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

anonymous 5 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!

Kimmy Lovejoy 5 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!

Carly 5 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?

Sheree 5 years ago

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

Michelle 5 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.

Snake Harris 5 years ago

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

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wynn 5 years ago

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

lori 4 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

Jason 4 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.

everette 4 years ago

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

goose 4 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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Roxanna Salas 4 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.

Jigger 4 years ago

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

mikeyd 4 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.

Denise 4 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

Brian 4 years ago

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

pkholla 4 years ago from Bangalore India

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

Frederick Sheely 4 years ago

Dawn Sears is THE BEST!!

kyle maguire 4 years ago

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

tiff304 4 years ago

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

erza scarlet 4 years ago

Taylor swift is awesome.

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

oh .... i so love her songs

Flaca 4 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.

Norma Freda 4 years ago

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

kitty 4 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!!!

dyani 4 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.

bella 3 years ago

you rock loretta lynn,patsy cline,talor sift

baby girl 3 years ago

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

lake9537 3 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.

Johnnie 3 years ago

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

nina 3 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 .....

wyldrabbit 2 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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Kristen Howe 23 months ago from Northeast Ohio

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

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