The Best Female Country Singers Of 2020, Ranked

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Only current artists releasing new music in 2020.

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Here are the best female country singers of 2020, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including artists releasing new music, this list of current female country singers features young, rising stars, like Gabby Barrett and Ashley McBryde, as well as famous country music legends, like Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood. Solo artists and country groups, like Maddie & Tae, are all included here. 

Who are the top female country artists of 2020? Which names are in competition to become the genre's next reigning cow-girl? Whether they're American, Canadian, or from elsewhere in the world doesn't matter; the country these artists are from is less important than the quality of the country songs that come from them.

Vote up the best country music women of 2020, and add any popular artists missing from the list.

  • Gabby Barrett
    174 votes

    Emerging as a powerhouse in the country music scene, Gabby Barrett burst onto the scene with her debut single "I Hope," which quickly became a chart-topping hit. This young artist's captivating voice and relatable lyrics have made her an instant favorite among country music fans. Not one to rest on her laurels, Gabby released her first full-length album, Goldmine, in 2020, showcasing her undeniable talent for crafting catchy and heartfelt tunes. With a bright career ahead, she is truly making her mark as one of the top female country singers in recent memory.

  • A true country music icon, Carrie Underwood has been captivating audiences since her American Idol win in 2005. Known for her powerful vocals and emotive lyrics, Carrie consistently churns out chart-topping hits that resonate with fans worldwide. In 2020, she released her first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, featuring delightful renditions of holiday classics and original songs, further proving her versatility and talent. Carrie Underwood's impeccable track record and continued success make her an undeniable force to be reckoned with in the world of country music.

  • Carly Pearce
    147 votes

    With a fresh take on traditional country sound, Carly Pearce has quickly established herself as a leading lady in the genre. Her authentic storytelling and emotive vocals are showcased on her sophomore album, Carly Pearce, which was released in 2020. The album features hit songs like "Next Girl" and "I Hope You're Happy Now," a poignant duet with fellow country star Lee Brice. Carly's charisma and knack for penning relatable lyrics have garnered her legions of fans, securing her spot as one of the top female country artists today.

  • Ever since her debut single "Love Me Like You Mean It" struck gold, Kelsea Ballerini has been a shining star in the country music scene. Her captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics never fail to resonate with fans. In 2020, Kelsea released her third studio album, "kelsea," featuring hit songs like "homecoming queen?" and "hole in the bottle." This talented songstress is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with, and her continued success solidifies her position among the genre's leading ladies.

  • Miranda Lambert

    A household name in the country music world, Miranda Lambert has consistently delivered hits that resonate with her loyal fanbase. Known for her fiery lyrics and no-nonsense attitude, she's never afraid to speak her mind through her music. In 2020, Miranda released her seventh studio album, Wildcard, which earned her a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Her unwavering passion for her craft and dedication to her unique sound have ensured her lasting success in the competitive country music scene.

  • Kacey Musgraves

    A true artist who defies genre boundaries, Kacey Musgraves has stolen the hearts of countless fans with her ethereal voice and enchanting songs. Known for pushing the envelope and challenging traditional country norms, Kacey's music is as refreshing as it is hypnotic. Following the immense success of her 2018 album, Golden Hour, she spent 2020 collaborating with top musicians such as Harry Styles, further broadening her reach. Kacey Musgraves continues to be a trailblazer in the world of music, solidifying herself as one of the most exciting female country singers of our time.