Country Music 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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Classic Dolly Parton song in which a woman begs another to stop having an affiar with her husband

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This powerful ballad helped make Dolly Parton and icon.

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

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Autobiographical tale about Loretta Lynn's life.

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Tammy Wynette - A country tune that became so iconic for its backwards message 

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Patsy Cline - Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice.

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

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

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Carrie Underwood - Another female poweranthem about getting revenge

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Miranda Lambert's first #1 hit came in this song about her childhood.

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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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Another rockin female empowerment song from Shania Twain

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

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Loretta Lynn tune about laying down the law with your old man.

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

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

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

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This was Wynonna Judd's huge breakout song from The Judde

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

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

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

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LeAnn Rimes

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

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Shania Twain - Country Girl anthem about guys needing to try a little bit harder to get our attention.

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Jolene (Originally Performed B... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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Faith Hill - Another upbeat that helped this country mainstay maintain her place.

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

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Shania Twain - Shania Twain love song whose that was another hit.

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

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Chuck Walter added Rosanne Cash

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Patty Loveless - A powerful and emotional song about a relationship gone wrong.

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

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Carrie Underwood

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

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This Faith Hill song was commercial hit for film Pearl Harbor

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Passionate Kisses, Mary Chapin... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women

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LeAnn Rimes tune that helped make her a country star

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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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A powerful country debut snog from Terri Clark

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A slow country music #1 hit for Jo Dee messina

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Early Faith Hill hit about a young adventurous girl

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Single White Female is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
Chuck Walter added Chely Wright

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