Female Singers 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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1
4,657 2,237
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

2
3,804 1,698
Patsy Cline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Patsy Cline, Walkin' After Midnight, Patsy Cline Showcase

3
4,447 2,073
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

4
5,863 2,660
Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

5
3,314 1,587
Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Van Lear Rose, Coal Miner's Daughter, A Country Christmas

6
4,446 1,436
Reba McEntire is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
3,277 1,625
Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Take Me as I Am, It Matters to Me, This Kiss

8
3,435 1,360
Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
White Christmas, Wild Angels, The Way That I Am

9
2,185 1,373
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
2,234 1,443
Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Raising Sand, So Long So Wrong, Paper Airplane

11
3,607 1,886
Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Four the Record, Kerosene

12
1,729 1,232
June Carter Cash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Johnny and June, June Carter and Johnny Cash: Duets, Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter

13
1,710 1,504
Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Light of the Stable, Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years, Red Dirt Girl

14
2,008 1,301
Trisha Yearwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
The Sweetest Gift, Hearts in Armor, Inside Out

15
2,139 1,251
Sara Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Born to Fly, Restless, The Early Years

16
1,406 1,279
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
A Merry Little Christmas, Heart Like a Wheel, What's New

17
1,785 1,445
LeAnn Rimes is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
2,069 1,989
Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Taking the Long Way, Home, Wide Open Spaces

19
1,612 1,194
Tanya Tucker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Delta Dawn, Strong Enough to Bend, Tanya

20
1,421 1,311
Wynonna Judd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
A Classic Christmas, Wynonna, What the World Needs Now Is Love

21
1,524 1,263
Lee Ann Womack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
I Hope You Dance, Something Worth Leaving Behind, The Season for Romance

22
1,165 1,085
Crystal Gayle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
One From the Heart, A Crystal Christmas, Cage the Songbird / Nobody Wants to Be Alone

23
1,260 1,075
Anita Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
HarperGranvilleGrimmJr added Folk Songs Old and New, Ring Of Fire

24
1,229 1,219
Barbara Mandrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Christmas at Our House, Midnight Angel, No Nonsense

25
1,201 915
Patty Loveless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Bluegrass & White Snow: A Mountain Christmas, Mountain Soul II, Mountain Soul

26
894 831
Kitty Wells is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
The Collection, God's Honky Tonk Angel: The First Queen of Country Music, 20 Greatest Hits

27
1,174 1,159
Anne Murray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Anne Murray's Christmas Album, Christmas Wishes, Best of the Season

28
1,514 1,490
Jennifer Nettles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
An Acoustic Evening with Jennifer Nettles II / Live from Eddie's Attic, An Acoustic Evening with Jennifer Nettles / Live from Eddie's Attic, That Girl

29
808 732
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
RandolphGreer added Xanadu, Grease, The Christmas Collection

30
1,013 747
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Breakaway, Stronger, My December

31
730 743
Brenda Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, A Brenda Lee Christmas, Anthology

32
1,205 1,202
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

33
1,146 1,064
Terri Clark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Greatest Hits, Honky Tonk Songs, Terri Clark Live: Road Rage

34
849 1,028
Mary Chapin Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Stones in the Road, A Place in the World, Shooting Straight in the Dark

35
1,058 864
Lorrie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Merry Christmas From London, Something in Red, Leave the Light On

36
1,361 1,382
Kellie Pickler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Kellie Pickler, Small Town Girl, The Woman I Am

37
766 680
Dottie West is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Every Time Two Fools Collide, Country and West, Country Boy and Country Girl

38
737 696
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Coolza added Nick of Time, Nine Lives, Fundamental

39
707 778
Lynn Anderson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
The Christmas Album, Home for the Holidays, Rose Garden

40
815 865
Pam Tillis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Just in Time for Christmas, Homeward Looking Angel, Put Yourself in My Place

41
715 831
Rosanne Cash is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
King's Record Shop, Seven Year Ache, Black Cadillac

42
906 880
Jo Dee Messina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
I'm Alright, Jo Dee Messina, Delicious Surprise

43
1,050 963
Gretchen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Here for the Party, All Jacked Up, Right on Time

44
855 929
Jewel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Pieces of You, Joy: A Holiday Collection, Spirit

45
570 234
The Judds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Greatest Hits, The Judds: Wynonna & Naomi, Christmas Time With The Judds

46
478 361
Kacey Musgraves is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
RustyRentfro added Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves, Merry Go 'Round

47
724 667
Helen Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
henrymartinhamm added

48
624 736
Deana Carter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Did I Shave My Legs for This, I'm Just a Girl, Everything's Gonna Be Alright

49
491 502
Naomi Judd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Female Country Singers

50
584 710
Kathy Mattea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Female Country Singers
Time Passes By, Good News, Lonesome Standard Time