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The Top Female Country Singers

List Criteria: Only female singers who sing in the country music genre

Some of the biggest selling and most popular singers in country music are women. With their heartfelt lyrics, strong vocal range and magnetic personalities, these ladies are many country music fans' favorite singers. Many of the top female country singers are the genre's most popular. Singers like Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and top selling female singer of all time, Shania Twain are on this list.

Many of the legends of country music are ladies who helped paved the way for the today's top female country singers. Women like the late June Carter Cash, Dolly Parton, Wynonna and Linda Ronstadt are some country music's icons whom have made a lasting impact on the genre. As some of the foremothers of country music, they are considered to be not only the some of the top singers from a lyrical and popularity standpoint, but also due to their importance in making it culturally acceptable for country music to accept females as well in the usually macho genre.

Vote for who you think should be considered the top female country singer on this Ultimate List. There are so many of the most recognizable ladies in country so you really can't go wrong with whomever you deem to be the top female country singer.
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Dolly Parton

    Starting Over Again, Downtown, Shine More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loretta Lynn

    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Loretta Lynn, ... More
    94
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    What If It's You, Because of You (with Reba McEntire), Keep on Loving You ... More
    88
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    American Idol (Live Broadcast), Mama's Song, Play On More
    86
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    Forever and Always, A Tribute to Patsy Cline / A Portrait of Patsy Cline, ... More
    85
  6. 6
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    The House That Built Me, Heart Like Mine, Only Prettier More
    77
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    Shoes, Millenium Hits, Greatest Hits More
    77
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    The Essential Tammy Wynette, I Still Believe in Fairy Tales, 16 Biggest ... More
    77
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    The Time Has Come, My Heart, Ask The Boy More
    74
  10. 10
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    Come Home, Fireflies, Like We Never Loved at All More
    73
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    Heaven Only Knows, Evangeline, Her Best Songs More
    73
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    It Works for Me, Spun Gold, Love Is Fair More
    67
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    Johnny and June, Collections, 16 Biggest Hits More
    66
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    ranked low on reranks
    Trisha Yearwood

    In Another's Eyes, Inside Out, Real Live Woman More
    65
  15. 15
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    Home on the Radar Range, Home, Heartbreak Town More
    64
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    Alison Krauss

    Live, Forget About It, Too Late to Cry More
    63
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    Greatest Hits, Call Me Crazy, I Hope You Dance More
    62
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    Girls Like Me, Greatest Hits, Super Hits More
    61
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    Her Greatest Hits and Finest Performances, The Very Best of Anne Murray, ... More
    61
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    100 Proof, Small Town Girl, 100 Proof More
    61
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    For Sentimental Reasons, Boleros y Rancheras, Heart Like a Wheel More
    61
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    An Acoustic Evening with Jennifer Nettles II / Live from Eddie's Attic, An ... More
    60
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    Crystal, We Should Be Together, Crystal Gayle in Concert More
    60
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    Sara Evans

    Three Chords and the Truth, A Little Bit Stronger, Real Fine Place More
    58
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    The Long Way Home, The Ultimate Collection, Life Goes On More
    57
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lynn Anderson

    What She Does Best, The Best of Lynn Anderson, You're My Man More
    57
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    A Classic Christmas, Love Heals, Revelations More
    57
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    What Part of No, Leave the Light On, Watch Me More
    56
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    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Good Friend and a Glass of Wine, O ... More
    55
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mary Chapin Carpenter

    Shooting Straight in the Dark, The Calling, Shut Up and Kiss Me More
    54
  31. 31
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    When Fallen Angels Fly, Patty Loveless Sings Songs of Love, Patty Loveless ... More
    52
  32. 32
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    RCA Country Legends, Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey, All of These Hits ... More
    52
  33. 33
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    Burn, Greatest Hits, Delicious Surprise More
    51
  34. 34
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    My Favorite Mistake, Rockin' the Globe Live, Good Is Good More
    51
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    King's Record Shop, The List, The Wheel More
    51
  36. 36
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    Under the Covers, Right on Time, 5-Mo-Fo-Ya More
    49
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    Country and West, Are You Happy Baby: The Collection, Dottie West Sings ... More
    48
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    Life Uncommon, Intimate and Interactive, Intuition / Standing Still More
    48
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    The Queen of Country Music, The Collection, God's Honky Tonk Angel: The ... More
    47
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    Brenda, That's All (1972), Brenda Lee, The Brenda Lee Story: Her Greatest ... More
    45
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    Never Love You Enough, Lifted Off the Ground, Single White Female More
    43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Wanda Jackson

    Wanda Jackson Salutes the Country Music Hall of Fame, Country Keepsakes, ... More
    42
  43. 43
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    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Donna Fargo, ... More
    42
  44. 44
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    Roses, From My Heart, Joy for Christmas Day More
    42
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    Everything's Gonna Be Alright, I'm Just a Girl, Did I Shave My Legs for ... More
    41
  46. 46
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    Juice, Can't Wait All Night, Greatest Hits More
    41
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    Paper Roses, Deep Purple / New Season, I'm Leaving It All Up To You More
    39
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    Men & Mascara, Julie Roberts More
    39
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    This Woman, 80's Ladies, Live Close By, Visit Often More
    39
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    The Best of Jeannie C. Riley, Harper Valley PTA, Harper Valley P.T.A. More
    38
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