Country Music The Best Country Songs for Girls  

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Country songs for girls run the gamut from empowering mantras with great messages to girls and young women to consoling life advice about how to deal bad boyfriends and other tough situations. But whether you're a girl or a guy, any top country songs playlist should feature at least a few of the hits on this list. 

The Dixie Chicks "Wide Open Spaces" comes to mind as one of the best country songs about girls leaving home and breaking out no their own to explore the world. In it, as the presumably college-age daughter is driving away, her mother recalls her own experiences, decades before, as this anthemic country girl song comes full circle. 

Not all country songs about women feature them as the heroine of the story. Case in point: Dolly Parton's "Jolene," which calls out a cheating lover's mistress by name, but also appealing to Jolene's empathy not to "take her man," "just because she can." In this case, the girl in a country song is very much the villain, even if its singer hopes to win her over. 

And certainly not all songs about cheating are quite this sympathetic on even-keeled. "Before He Cheats" is not only revenge-minded, but borders on felonious. To be clear, keying a car, smashing out its lights with a Louisville Slugger, and carving your name into its seats will get you arrested in real life. In Carrie Underwood's case, its great girl country music, and a No. 1 hit. Ironically though, that girl country song was written by a pair of guys! 

Other girl country songs touch on more serious themes of violence against women, such as Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead" and Martina McBride's "Independence Day." When the reckoning comes, these are country music girls you don't want to mess with. Being a girl can be difficult sometimes, as you may be mistreated, or given less respect and opportunities. But these girl country songs prove you can fight back. 

The best country songs on this list are all great for girls, and some of them are great feel-good songs as well. Just because there are girls in a country song, or the genre is considered girl power country songs, doesn't mean strong men can't be fans, too. Really, who doesn't love a great country song girl? 

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood - It's a song about getting even with a cheating lover.

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Gunpowder and Lead A song inspired by battered women and about not being a victim anymore.

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The House That Built Me A song about our childhood homes and the special place that they can hold. A lesson to cherish those memoies as we get older.

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All-American Girl A song about a girl who knows how to work it.

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krista-eddy added Mama's Broken Heart Miranda Lambert - A song about generational conflict over how to handle heartbreak. 

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A Little Bit Stronger A song about taking your weaknesses and turning them into your strenghts.

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Redneck Woman A female anthem about getting dirty and playing with the boys rathern than being a "barbie doll type"

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Jolene A song about calling out a cheating lover's mistress. A lesson that you should stand up for yourself and your pride.

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Kerosene A song about a strong woman who, when cheated on, takes matters into her own hands.

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This One's for the Girls A song about the virtues of being a woman. McBride's daughters show up in the video as well.

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Fancy Being a woman in a man's world to make a life for yourself.

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Strawberry Wine Deana Carter - A song about young love and not forgetting how that feels.

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Independence Day A great song to play as an athem against violence against woman.

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Undo It Carrie Underwood - A song about now knowing better than to be with a man who wastes your time an energy. Girls deserve better.

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Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? A song that unabashedly calls out a cheating lover. A lesson to girls that thye should value themselves enough to say enough's enough.

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chyanniemarie14 added Little Red Wagon A song about standing on your own, with a swagger all your own. 

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Should've Said No Def Leppard, Taylor Swift - A song about moving on with no regrets from a guy who breaks your heart.

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Man! I Feel Like a Woman Shania Twain - A song about loving and embracing your femininity..

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Honey, I'm Home Shania Twain - A song to remind men, that women work hard all day too and sometimes its their perogative to come home and put their feet up as well.

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9 to 5 Dolly Parton - A virtual theme song for hard-working, liberated modern women.

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talitha_eve added Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks - The theme song of young women about to embark on their own for the first time. 

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I'm a Survivor A song about being a woman with all the odds stacked against you and still coming out on top.

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Girls Lie Too A song that reminds us, like guys, aren't perfect and they lie too. We can give as good as we get.

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That Don't Impress Me Much Shania Twain - A song about it taking more than the superficial to impress a woman.

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Coal Miner’s Daughter A song about coming from huble beginnings and making something of yourself.

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A Broken Wing A song with a lesson that you can mend a broken wing by leaving a bad or abusive relationship.

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Is There Life Out There Reba McEntire - A song about always striving to be just a bit better. 

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Somebody's Hero A song about mom, who is a hero to us all.

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Wild One A song about an adventuruous girl and knowing that you should always have a little fun.

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Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton - A song about a hardworking and talented mother who sews a coat from whatever is laying around. A  lesson to make the best of a less than ideal situation.

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One Way Ticket A song by a young and aspiring Leann Rimes that bought her a one way ticket to stardom.

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Guys Do It All the Time Men disappoint and offend all the time. Now its time for woman to let loose with this laundry list.

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Harper Valley PTA About a mom standing up for herself and telling it how it is to the PTA. A great influence for young girls on how to be strong women.

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Better Things to Do A song about having better things to do than sit around and wait for a guy to call. A valuable lesson for girls. 

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D.I.V.O.R.C.E. A powerful song with a message that there's an alternative to remaining in an under-appreciated marriage.

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Country Strong A song about being a strong and powerful female.

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Ranker Video added Girl in a country song A song about how the "Girl in a Country Song" deserves respect, too. 

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Shut Up and Kiss Me Mary Chapin Carpenter - A song about a sassy woman who's not afraid to go for what she wants.

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Stand Beside Me A song about wanting a man that will be her equal rather than one who wants to control her. A great lesson for girls to learn.

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Loma Lynn added Who I Am Jessica Andrews - A song about the things that really matter in life - family identity and close friendships. 

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You Don't Even Know Who I Am Patty Loveless - A powerful and emotional female-centric song by Loveless

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I Saw the Light A song about realizing a lover is cheating and saying goodbye

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beach added Red High Heels A Kellie Pickler song about getting all dressed up and showing a man what he's missing. 

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Maddy Price added Heaven Kane Brown

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Did I Shave My Legs for This When a woman gets all dolled up, a man should pay attention. If he doesn't show any appreciation, it's time to show him the door.

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SIngle White Female A song about proclaiming how you feel rather than hiding it.

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beach added Don't You Know You're Beautiful A song about being beautiful just the way you are. 

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beach added Best Days Of Your Life How a cheating guy has already had the best days of his life with the girl he cheated on. 

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I Can’t Do That Anymore A song in which a woman give sup everything for her husband and in the end realizes she may have given up too much.

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Chains A song about being shackled in a relationship. A lesson is to be learned from this song that woman need to have the strength to escape unhealthy relationships.