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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

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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. Many classic artists on this list, like Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and the late June Carter Cash, are established icons of Country/Western's old guard. Others still are newer to the genre, and are currently among the most famous singers of the modern day. Many 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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Reba McEntire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Patsy Cline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Tammy Wynette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Sara Evans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Trisha Yearwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Tanya Tucker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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June Carter Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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LeAnn Rimes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Patty Loveless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Lee Ann Womack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Barbara Mandrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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The Judds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Wynonna Judd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
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Lorrie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Female Country Singers