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Famous Female Singer-songwriters

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List of famous female singer-songwriters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female singer-songwriters list contains the most prominent and top females known for being singer-songwriters. There are thousand of females working as singer-songwriters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic singer-songwriters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a singer-songwriter then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Sarah Buxton, Shannon Brown and more!

While this isn't a list of all female singer-songwriters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female singer-songwriters?" and "Who are the best female singer-songwriters?"
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    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

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