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The Top Female Country Singers  

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List Rules 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 today's top female country singers. Country 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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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Once Upon a Christmas, The Ultimate Collection, The Grass Is Blue
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Patsy Cline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Patsy Cline, Walkin' After Midnight, Patsy Cline Showcase
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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me
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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts
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Reba McEntire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of Reba, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Reba McEntire, Merry Christmas to You
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Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Van Lear Rose, Coal Miner's Daughter, A Country Christmas
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Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
White Christmas, Wild Angels, The Way That I Am
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Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Take Me as I Am, It Matters to Me, This Kiss
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Tammy Wynette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Let's Build A World Together, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, We Go Together
10
Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Raising Sand, So Long So Wrong, Paper Airplane
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Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Four the Record, Kerosene
12
Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Light of the Stable, Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years, Red Dirt Girl
13
June Carter Cash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Johnny and June, June Carter and Johnny Cash: Duets, Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter
14
Trisha Yearwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
The Sweetest Gift, Hearts in Armor, Inside Out
15
Sara Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Born to Fly, Restless, The Early Years
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LeAnn Rimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Unchained Melody: The Early Years, Sittin' on Top of the World, Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart
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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
A Merry Little Christmas, Heart Like a Wheel, What's New
18
Tanya Tucker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Delta Dawn, Strong Enough to Bend, Tanya
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Wynonna Judd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
A Classic Christmas, Wynonna, What the World Needs Now Is Love
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Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Taking the Long Way, Home, Wide Open Spaces
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Barbara Mandrell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Christmas at Our House, Midnight Angel, No Nonsense
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Lee Ann Womack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
I Hope You Dance, Something Worth Leaving Behind, The Season for Romance
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Crystal Gayle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
One From the Heart, A Crystal Christmas, Cage the Songbird / Nobody Wants to Be Alone
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Patty Loveless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas, Mountain Soul II, Mountain Soul
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Kitty Wells is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
The Collection, God's Honky Tonk Angel: The First Queen of Country Music, 20 Greatest Hits