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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Dolly Parton
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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159 53
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Autobiographical tale about Loretta Lynn's life.

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139 47
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Patsy Cline
Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice.

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152 56
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Tammy Wynette
A country tune that became so iconic for its backwards message 

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146 53
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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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140 54
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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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142 56
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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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169 77
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Carrie Underwood
Another female poweranthem about getting revenge

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147 68
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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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114 47
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Trioxin245 added Deana Carter

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130 67
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Miranda Lambert's first #1 hit came in this song about her childhood.

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129 68
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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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97 52
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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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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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A powerful Martina McBride song about a woman leaving a bad relationship.

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74 45
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Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn tune about laying down the law with your old man.

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Faith HIll
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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61 36
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Reba McEntire
#1 Reba hit that made women think twice about their everyday, ordinary lives.

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79 52
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Carrie Underwood
Female anthem in which Carrie Underwood wishes away past relationships.

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52 30
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Wynonna Jud
This was Wynonna Judd's huge breakout song from The Judde

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79 55
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Faith Hill
This peppy, fun loving song was a huge hit for Hill.

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