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The Top Country Songs By Women

Updated June 19, 2020 14.1k votes 1.6k voters 130.9k views100 items

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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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  • 1
    Jolene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    Classic Dolly Parton song in which a woman begs another to stop having an affair with her husband.

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    I Will Always Love You (Origin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women

    This powerful ballad helped make Dolly Parton an icon.

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    Crazy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    Patsy Cline's lonesome and iconic voice helped this tune become a classic.

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    Coal Miner’s Daughter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    Autobiographical tale about Loretta Lynn's life.
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    I Fall to Pieces is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    Another song bolstered by Cline's emotional voice.
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    Fancy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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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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    9 to 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    Another Dolly Parton anthem made a hit with its feature in the Parton movie of the same name.
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    Coat of Many Colors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    This song was an emotional hit for Dolly, telling the tale of her childhood as a poor young girl.
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    Strawberry Wine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    Before He Cheats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women

    Another female power anthem about getting revenge.

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    Stand By Your Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    A country tune that became so iconic for its backwards message 
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    She's in Love With the Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    I Hope You Dance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women

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

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    The House That Built Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    Miranda Lambert's first #1 hit came in this song about her childhood.
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    You're Still the One is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women

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

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    Man! I Feel Like a Woman! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    Shania Twain was at the forefront of the country mainstream explosion of the 1990s with this tune.
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    I was Country when Country was is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    Any Man of Mine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    First #1 hit for Twain about how great any man has to be in order to be with her.
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    Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women

    Another rockin' female empowerment song from Shania Twain

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    Is There Life Out There is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    #1 Reba hit that made women think twice about their everyday, ordinary lives.
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    A Broken Wing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    A powerful Martina McBride song about a woman leaving a bad relationship.
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    Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (W is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
    Loretta Lynn tune about laying down the law with your old man.
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    Breathe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    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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    How Do I Live is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    Kerosene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Country Songs By Women
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    This rocking revenge country hit from Miranda Lambert established her as a huge name in country.
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