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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 female country singers are many country music fans' favorite vocalists. While many artists on this list are established icons, like Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and the late June Carter Cash, others are newer to the genre. Some have even crossed over, finding audiences in the pop and rock worlds,, including women country singers Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, and top selling female singer of all time Shania Twain.

Many of the legends of the country genre are ladies who helped paved the way for the today's top female country singers. Women like Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, and Lynn Anderson are responsible for early hits that made lasting impacts for other girl country singers. 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 in the usually male-driven industry.

Vote for who you think should be considered the best female country artists 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 greatest women of country music.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Once Upon a Christmas, The Ultimate Collection, The Grass Is Blue

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    ranked low on reranks Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Van Lear Rose, Coal Miner's Daughter, A Country Christmas

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    Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Anne Murray's Christmas Album, Christmas Wishes, Best of the Season

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    A Merry Little Christmas, Heart Like a Wheel, What's New

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    ranked low on reranks & added by HarperGranvilleGrimmJr Folk Songs Old and New, Ring Of Fire

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    ranked low on reranks Kellie Pickler, Small Town Girl, The Woman I Am

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    Greatest Hits, Honky Tonk Songs, Terri Clark Live: Road Rage

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Stones in the Road, A Place in the World, Shooting Straight in the Dark ...

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    King's Record Shop, Seven Year Ache, Black Cadillac

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Party Ain't Over, Let's Go!, Nobody's Darlin

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    Let Me In, Woman in the Moon, The Metropolitan Hotel

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    The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., My Second Album, Shame On Me

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    Pieces of You, Joy: A Holiday Collection, Spirit

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    ranked low on reranks & added by henrymartinhamm Helen Carter Jones

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    added by Coolza Nick of Time, Nine Lives, Fundamental

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