country songs The Top Country Songs By Women  

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The best country songs on this list are all from great female artists, modern and classic. It's not always easy being a woman in the music business, but these women have done a great job at putting themselves out there with their art and their best work. Though the women on this list may come from different sub genres, like country pop, or from different decades, one thing's for sure: They reach out to ears across the world who love their music. Which song performed by a woman is the best?

These are songs from top country artists such as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, and Carrie Underwood, as well as older, classic country artists like Dolly Parton. Vote up the best female country songs below, or add one you think is the best if it isn't already on the list.
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Joelene Classic Dolly Parton song in which a woman begs another to stop having an affiar with her husband

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I Will Always Love You (Original) This powerful ballad helped make Dolly Parton and icon.

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Crazy Patsy Cline's lonseome and iconic voice helped this tune become a classic.

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I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline - Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice.

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Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette - A country tune that became so iconic for its backwards message 

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Coal Miner’s Daughter Autobiographical tale about Loretta Lynn's life.

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Coat of Many Colors Dolly Parton - This song was an emotional hit for Dolly, telling the tale of her childhood as a poor young girl.

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I Hope You Dance This emotional song was a hit for Lee Ann Womack that is still played at life's many special occasions

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Fancy Reba McEntire song about a girl who grows up in poverty, only to make something of herlself.

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9 to 5 Dolly Parton - Another Dolly Parton anthem made a hit with its feature in the Parton movie of the same name.

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood - Another female poweranthem about getting revenge

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The House That Built Me Miranda Lambert's first #1 hit came in this song about her childhood.

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Man! I Feel Like a Woman! Shania Twain - Shania Twain was at the forefront of the country mainstream explosion of the 1990s with this tune.

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Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? Another rockin female empowerment song from Shania Twain

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You're Still the One Shania Twain - A Shania crossover hit that appealed more to both mainstream and country audiences with its country roots and romantic notions.

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Any Man of Mine Shania Twain - First #1 hit for Twain about how great any man has to be in order to be with her.

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Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) Loretta Lynn tune about laying down the law with your old man.

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A Broken Wing A powerful Martina McBride song about a woman leaving a bad relationship.

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This Kiss This peppy, fun loving song was a huge hit for Hill.

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Is There Life Out There Reba McEntire - #1 Reba hit that made women think twice about their everyday, ordinary lives.

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Undo It Carrie Underwood - Female anthem in which Carrie Underwood wishes away past relationships.

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Breathe Faith Hill leans also exploded onto the scene in the 1990s carving out a large chunk of the country scene for herself with Breathe and other hits.

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Gunpowder A powerful song inspired by Miranda Lambert's parent's PI business.

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Landslide Dixie Chicks - This Dixie Chicks cover of Fleetwood Mac was a country hit that did the classic rock band proud

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From This Moment On This Shania Twain song spoke was romantic love song that was a country hit.

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Kerosene This rocking revenge country hit from Miranda Lambert established her as a huge name in country.

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I Saw the Light This was Wynonna Judd's huge breakout song from The Judde

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How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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That Don't Impress Me Much Shania Twain - Country Girl anthem about guys needing to try a little bit harder to get our attention.

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Love Story This poppy Country hit for Swift was her ticket to mainstream success.

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The Way You Love Me Faith Hill - Another upbeat that helped this country mainstay maintain her place.

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Forever and for Always Shania Twain - Shania Twain love song whose that was another hit.

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One Way Ticket LeAnn Rimes tune that helped make her a country star

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Better Things to Do A powerful country debut snog from Terri Clark

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He Thinks He'll Keep Her Mary Chapin Carpenter - An emotional song from a woman's perspective on being taken for granted in the relatinoship.

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Shut Up and Kiss Me Mary Chapin Carpenter - This song with a little attitude gave country woman some edge, and Mary Chapin Carpenter a hit.

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A Girls’ Night Out #1 hit Judds song about a girl who just wants to let her hair down after a hard day working.

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You Don't Even Know Who I Am Patty Loveless - A powerful and emotional song about a relationship gone wrong.

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Stand Beside Me A slow country music #1 hit for Jo Dee messina

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Two More Bottles of Wine Emmylou Harris hit about a soured relationship and drowning those sorrows in the only thing left - two more bottles of wine.

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Chuck Walter added Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash

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There You'll Be This Faith Hill song was commercial hit for film Pearl Harbor

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Single White Female is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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Wild One Early Faith Hill hit about a young adventurous girl

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Working Girl Dolly Parton's climbed to iconic status with hits like this Working Girl tune.

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Cry ThisHill song is a striking ballad with that was another hit for the country star.