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Updated on November 06, 2014

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

      Sylvia Fricker Tyson

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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.

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      lauriej 8 years ago

      where's Bonnie Raitt on this website?

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      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!!!!!!!!!

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      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 nlang324@ymail.com Thank You so much

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      cj 8 years ago

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

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      biggchuck04 8 years ago

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

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      donald 7 years ago

      patsy cline is hot

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      Hillary  7 years ago

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

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      Shelby 7 years ago

      Who Sings I Want To Fall In Love

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      Listessa 7 years ago from Your Sub-conscious

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

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      D.O 7 years ago

      KEEP THE FIRE BURNING LADIES......!

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      kamryn 7 years ago

      i like talor swift

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      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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      sherri 7 years ago

      do you remember DONNA FARGO SHE WAS REAL GOOD !

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      TOY 7 years ago

      TAYLOR SWIFT ROCKS

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      Janet 7 years ago

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

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      taylor 7 years ago

      taylor swift is better than the other country singers :)

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      alyssa 7 years ago

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

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      brittany 7 years ago

      UMM 4 ALL U PPL OUT THERE CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS THE BEST COUNTRY SINGER THERE WILL EVER B!!!

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      Dea 7 years ago

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

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      Sarahbeth 7 years ago

      Kellie Pickler, Lyla McCann, Lorie Morgan,

      Jo Dee Masina, Tammy Wynette, Pam Tillis

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      alexa 7 years ago

      were is beyonce

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      Teri Brown 7 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 http://www.SusanRonson.com

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      Heather 7 years ago

      beyonce is not a conuntry singer!

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      nino 7 years ago

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

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      Michael Shane 7 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...

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      katiecone 7 years ago

      i love taylor swift

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      dmk 7 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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      vcc 7 years ago

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

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      MDD 7 years ago

      Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift?

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      Cowboy Al 7 years ago

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

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      jp 6 years ago

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

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      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

      pink_punks_js@yahoo.com

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      htsctsbtlvspss69 6 years ago

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

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      Angie 6 years ago

      How about Lorrie Morgan? I love her.

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      becca 6 years ago

      Lorrie Morgan needs to be a part of this list.

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      becca 6 years ago

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

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      Christina 6 years ago

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

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      emily 6 years ago

      taylor is okay but reba is the queen and very inspirational

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      glenn cunningham 6 years ago

      brenda lee the best

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      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.

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      steve 6 years ago

      i want to ram carrie underwood

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      Shelly Wright 6 years ago

      Is she deceased?

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      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..

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      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?

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      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

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      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

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      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.

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      mikayla 6 years ago

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

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      taylor swift FAN:) 6 years ago

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

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      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...

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      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 carrie...love them all

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      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...

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      Ty 6 years ago

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

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      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

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      amber 6 years ago

      martina micbride is an amazing singer to me any way

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      matt 6 years ago

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

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      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.

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      tsfans 6 years ago

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

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      sarra 6 years ago

      where is taylor swift

      ?

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      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

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      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!

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      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!

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      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.

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      sizzle 6 years ago

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

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      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.

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      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.

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      bri 6 years ago

      sugarland and lady antebellum!!!

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      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.

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      picabo1 6 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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      MissTay 6 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 6 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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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYrVFq9xwq0&fea...

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      MaR  6 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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      uknow 6 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 6 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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      ly 6 years ago

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

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      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

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      Eric Sawyer 5 years ago

      Did Linda Ronstadt make it to this list?

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      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

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      dillman 5 years ago

      what about marnda lambrat shes the best

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      taylor swift 5 years ago

      omg taylor is auwsome she is the bomb

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      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

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      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"!

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      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

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      all knowig 5 years ago

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

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      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!!!!!

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      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.

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      jennifer 5 years ago

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

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      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

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      sutaru12 5 years ago

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

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      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?

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      Gracie  5 years ago

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

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      CVISCO 5 years ago

      Billie Jo Spears should be on this list

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      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

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      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!

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      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!

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      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?

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      Sheree 5 years ago

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

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      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.

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      Snake Harris 5 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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      wynn 5 years ago

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

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      lori 5 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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      Jason 5 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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      everette 5 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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      goose 5 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 5 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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      Jigger 5 years ago

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

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      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.

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      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 denise539@yahoo.com. PLEASE AND THANKS

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      Brian 4 years ago

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

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      pkholla 4 years ago from Bangalore India

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

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      Frederick Sheely 4 years ago

      Dawn Sears is THE BEST!!

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      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.

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      tiff304 4 years ago

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

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      erza scarlet 4 years ago

      Taylor swift is awesome.

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

      oh .... i so love her songs

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      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.

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      Norma Freda 4 years ago

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

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      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!!!

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      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.

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      bella 4 years ago

      you rock loretta lynn,patsy cline,talor sift

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      baby girl 3 years ago

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

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      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.

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      Johnnie 3 years ago

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

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

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      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 .....

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      wyldrabbit 2 years ago

      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

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

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

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