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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Dolly Parton

Classic Dolly Parton song in which a woman begs another to stop having an affair with her husband.

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221 67
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This powerful ballad helped make Dolly Parton an icon.

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194 62
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Patsy Cline's lonesome and iconic voice helped this tune become a classic.

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183 64
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Autobiographical tale about Loretta Lynn's life.
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156 53
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Patsy Cline
Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice.
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157 60
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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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157 62
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Reba McEntire song about a girl who grows up in poverty, only to make something of herself.

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159 64
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Dolly Parton
Another Dolly Parton anthem made a hit with its feature in the Parton movie of the same name.
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160 67
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Tammy Wynette
A country tune that became so iconic for its backwards message 
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188 85
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Carrie Underwood

Another female power anthem about getting revenge.

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163 75
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This emotional song was a hit for Lee Ann Womack that is still played at life's many special occasions.

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153 74
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Miranda Lambert's first #1 hit came in this song about her childhood.
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128 58
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143 75
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Shania Twain
Shania Twain was at the forefront of the country mainstream explosion of the 1990s with this tune.
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111 56
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Shania Twain

A Shania crossover hit that appealed to both mainstream and country audiences with its country roots and romantic notions.

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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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Another rockin' female empowerment song from Shania Twain

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93 59
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Carrie Underwood
Female anthem in which Carrie Underwood wishes away past relationships.
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84 52
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A powerful Martina McBride song about a woman leaving a bad relationship.
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88 56
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Faith HIll

Faith Hill also burst 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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83 53
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Miranda Lambert
This rocking revenge country hit from Miranda Lambert established her as a huge name in country.
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89 59
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Miranda Lambert

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

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70 43
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Reba McEntire
#1 Reba hit that made women think twice about their everyday, ordinary lives.
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90 62
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Faith Hill
This peppy, fun loving song was a huge hit for Hill.
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LeAnn Rimes