Best Female Country Singers of All Time

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The Top Ten

Shania Twain
To me she is the total package... I don't think anyone has impacted country music the way she has
Shania Twain was able to merge two genres together, which is why she sold so many albums (besides the fact that her songs are great). Her music can be fun as noted in "Man! I Feel Like A Woman! ", however, it can be quite sentimental like "You're Still The One", and relatable like "Up! ". She's impacted many people's lives, including mine, and overall, she just seems like a genuine, kind, and honest woman unlike other artists.
She is the reason I love country music she is beautiful and has and amazing voice and does not lipsync live and writes a huge portion of her songs. Hope she makes a come back really soon.
[Newest]She is a terrible singer
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2Carrie Underwood
As Brad Paisley has so aptly pointed out, Carrie Underwood is the best voice in country music if not all of music and the man has heard live some of the best. This is high praise indeed and she receives this kind of praise again and again from some of the best: Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker to name just a few. Carrie Underwood cannot only hit all of the right notes but with ease and she has a beautiful tone to her voice. Actually not one tone. I am constantly hearing different sides to Carrie's vocals from the power she employs in How Great Thou Art (Her live performance with Vince Gill is a must see/hear and should make even the most ardent skeptic a believer) to the pure head voice in Just A Dream to a soft and warm vocal in Mama's Song and Temporary Home. She sings from the heart.
Carrie Underwood is one of the best country singer... I compare herself to her voice she's beautiful and her voice is so beautiful and amazing!
She is country. Reminds me of the great ones... Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline.
She is not worried about fame she truly wants to stand for something good.
[Newest]She's the best singer country or any genre
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3Martina McBride
Martina McBride is not just the greatest country singer of all time, but I believe she is the greatest SINGER of all time! Her voice is not only strong and powerful, but it is also sweet and feminine, and her range is phenomenal. Plus, I really love that she sings every song with great passion & conviction & she uses her talents to promote a better world.
Martina is, if not the best singer of all time, then one of three, only equaled by Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand. Her voice is so powerful and range so great that she brings tears to my eyes sometimes and raises the hair on my arms and neck. She and Celine have been the only performers that have I've ever had that reaction to their singing. She's got to be #1 on the country list because she is only equaled and not surpassed by anyone of any type.
I am a borne again country music fan and only discovered Martina in 2011 and the sheer range of vocals and collaborative music I have listened to featuring Martina I rate her ahead of the pack but with the likes of Carrie and Kellie Pickler snapping at her heels Female country music is set for a good few years.
[Newest]This one's for the boy

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4Dolly Parton
Are any of y'all serious. How can anyone on here be better than Mrs. Dolly Parton. She has been in country music longer than any other artist on this list, and she has one of the most natural country/bluegrass voices, which is what is should sound like, not the pop crap that Taylor Swift sings, which I don't even know why she is on this list. Taylor is one of those artist that faked a southern accent to fit in, until people caught on and learned that she is from PA. I'm just really ticked that Taylor Swift is just behind Mrs. Dolly, when Taylor only gets by because of her looks, while Dolly had to struggle through poverty from growing up in a family with 12 kids in the Smoky Mountains. That is how the best artist come by, through hard work and growing up with hardly nothing; case in point, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, etc.
I think Dolly Parton is the best female country music singer of all time.. Her songs and her voice is like no other... She has produced songs duo as well as solo.. Which is amazing.. She's a singer, actress, amusement park owner. Great success...
Dolly Parton has had one of the longest careers in country and is still around today, with her unique sounding vocals she lands herself at number 7.
[Newest]Best singer of all time
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5Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline's vocal prowess is still incomparable. Others pale before her monumental and seemingly devil may care singing. She tossed off scores like no other, before or since. Has any other woman ever dared to record any score- after her's -so that we, might somehow, find someone as good as, (or better) to compare to? You see, Patsy Cline besides her great range, her athleticism within the range, besides her warmth (resonance) of sound-SANG:A/K/A legato.

The others don't. They talk sing. Talk sing. And talk sing:Which is not singing... And never can be, singing
One of- if not the- best singers of all time. Her vocal range and voice are unbelievable. It is sad how singers like Taylor Swift have surpassed her in this list. Taylor's live performance with Stevie Nicks at the Grammy Awards was terrible.

Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn are also amazing, but Patsy Cline is the best.
No one has or ever will come close to the singing sensation of Patsy Cline. She was the ultimate of talent with a voice range for which there is no equal today.
[Newest]There has never been a voice so pure and impressive, she's the Maria Callas of country!
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6Taylor Swift
I think Taylor swift is the best country singer of all time and deserves to be listened to. She writes and composes her own songs and I think most of us girls can really relate to her. She might not be an inspiration to others but at least I know that she is mine. I love you Taylor swift!
She's so young and yet really talented. Her songs are so enchanting
I think why she's eleventh is because some people think she's not a country singer, which isn't true. She IS a country singer, only that when live, she makes her songs seems energetic. VOTE FOR TAYLOR SWIFT!
[Newest]Yeah that's why if look at it ANY song from her 1989 album ain't out it's all stupid pop she ain't country she's a sexy singer looking to get rich off music sorry to inform you but she's NOT country
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7Reba McEntire
Reba should be at the top of this list. Her soulful delivery, her passion, her wonderful contralto 3 octave range, she always sings live and makes you feel every word of her songs. It’s impossible to overstate Reba’s impact on country music, and her contributions go well beyond recording. She is one of only four entertainers in history to be honored with a National Artistic Achievement Award by the U.S. congress. She's had number one hits in every decade of her career (starting in 1976: 24 in total). Her first in 1984, her latest in 2011. With estimated sales of 80 million worldwide - because her career began long before billboard even started recording sales. She has won 16 AMA's (incl specials) 13 ACMA's (incl specials), 8 peoples choice awards, 7 CMAA's (incl specials), 5 TNN/Music City News Country Awards, 2 Grammy's, 2 BCMA's, 1 ACSAP, 1 Billboard Award, 2 Blockbusters EA's, 1 Walk of Fame, 1 City Music Walk of Fame, 1 Drama Critics Award, 1 CMT Flameworthy Award and has been nominated consistently in every decade of her career. She has a stars on both the hollywood and country walks of Fame. She has already been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (by Dolly) and she became a member of the Grand Ole Opry 9 years before Martina (her buddy).
She's the queen of country music! That's the name she was given by the Academy of Country Music! Shes in the country music hall of fame also. Her songs are awesome and her voice is so amazing.
Reba is the best country singer/actor of all time. No one can beat her. She's my idol! Reba is a legend that can't be beat. She most certainly beats Patsy Cline
[Newest]Should Be Number One! Really Shania Twain?
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8Loretta Lynn
Loretta Lynn is by far the most recognized name in county music. Well In any type of music.. People who are in pop, rock country all know who Loretta Lynn is! She is Country Music Royalty at it's best. She is real, down to earth and loves her fans. There are 5 great female singers of all time.
Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. I'm not saying the other girl singers did not pave the way.. But These Girls Kicked down the doors and Will forever Be Known as The Queens of Country Oh I'm sure some are jealous, but face the fact! Loretta Lynn is at the top!
The duet Queen as country has known to call her with the most appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and one of the purest voices known to country she is one and only.
She is a top 10 for sure. Who could make a top 10 list without Loretta Lynn? Her music endured for decades, and Coal Miner's Daughter is an epic song that she not only sang, but also wrote. I'm not wishing to trash on Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift. But gee gads, ranking them over Loretta Lynn on a "greatest of all time" list is crazy.
I'm in total agreement. We're talking about the greatest of all time. Some of these girls might be in the running for the last ten years... But, come on. Loretta has been a mainstay in country music for more than fifty years. She broke the door down so that female country artists could sing about real life. The only one that I would even consider being number two would be Patsy Cline. Her music has endured the ages just like Loretta's. And the woman is still touring and bringing audiences to their knees... And she will turn 83 in April. Who else can say that?!?!?
[Newest]I Like so much this Cowgirl

9Faith Hill
I love Faith Hill! She is definitely in my top ten! Her voice is so pure and gorgeous! Pop or Country, she is great! I love all of her songs, and am looking forward to her newest album to be released in 2011!


Faith Hill has a beautiful, melodic voice with such an awesome range! Way high to hit the notes which emanate strength as in "Stronger"... Way low to hit the notes with husband Tim McGraw as in "I Need You". So pure! Holds a note without cracking and breaking, unlike Carrie Underwood who is strong in the lower range, but cannot go high. Faith also sings from the soul, drawing you into the meaning of a song with heart and passion. Plus, she's not afraid to vary her songs and expand her style, instead of just sticking to what is considered popular. Always inspiring to hear Faith sing!
She is amazing and talented she sings good live even without all the editing she deserves respect for her natural voice she doesn't let fame go to her head she seems like a person who is easy to like I love her music and he has been in the music industry to know a variety of styles for her songs taylor swift is all about break ups and has so real value if you ask me faith hill knows true love and how to handle the trails and tribulations that may be thrown at her

10Linda Ronstadt
It is insane, she was one of the most sensational women in her day, she invented half of Country.
The very essence of a natural vocalist. Everyone else, even Patsy Cline, sound nasal compared to my Linda. Plus her material and her bands were the best.
She is the very best with an amazing voice!
[Newest]Great - but would not call her country.

The Contenders

11Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert is true country. She is a sweet Texas girl and she is a wonderful influence to young girls. She is proud of her curves and shares her opinions whether you like them or not! She writes beautiful songs and writes about things that everyone goes through. Her marriage to Blake Shelton is just so sweet and you can tell that they really love each other. Miranda Lambert is the best female country singer of this generation!
How did Miranda Lambert place lower than Taylor Swift. Taylor just sings songs about her failed relationships. Miranda sings for the love of her fans. Just because you put on boots with a sundress and play guitar don't make you a country singer no matter how much of a southern accent you play off in your music.
Miranda Lambert is the best female country singer ever! She deserves all the recognition she is getting and more. She has an amazing voice and is very beautiful!
[Newest]So agree! Miranda no matter what they say... Keep that head high and smile... You're my idol

12Emmylou Harris
The first album in 1970... She does so many good songs really well, and she can harmonize perfectly with anybody... Emmylou you will always be in my heart.
Emmylou has a beautiful voice and can sing such an amazing repertoire. Her albums are crafted pieces of art in themselves, not just collections of individual songs. In the last 15 years Emmy has also blossomed into a very talented songwriter in her own right, and when she sings her own songs the result touches your soul.
Wonderful, distinctive voice; incredible repertoire; impeccable taste in selecting songs; very talented songwriter with mature, moving lyrics; an exemplary woman of integrity and character.
[Newest]She has it. Still performing and outstanding portfolio.

13Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss should be on top of the list. She is not just an incredible singer, but also a true artist. If you have a chance to listen to her selected musics from blue grass, to duet with Robert Plan, James Taylor... Etc.. You would know how great she is.
Alison Krauss is simply has an amazingly beautiful voice. She is highly respected amongst the music community for her talent -- people should check out the collaboration songs she's done and look at the renowned singers who lined up to sing with her.

My wife hates country, but when she heard Alison sing, she had nothing but good things to say about her -- even if she doesn't care for the bluegrass sound.
Alison Krauss is not at the top of this list because she's not the great beauty that Shania Twain is. She is, however, one of the most unique and beautiful voices of our time, a true musician, and she has the knack of being able to back up anybody seamlessly. She is, I believe, one of the top two or three country music female talents of all time.
[Newest]Awesome Singer Great voice

14Sara Evans
She's amazing, she has the most beautiful voice in the world. The sings with her soul, and with her heart. I just LOVE her..
Love Sara Evans! She is beautiful and has an outstanding voice. She avoids the crazy media stuff and has actually continued to remain successful through the years. Still remember Suds in the Bucket from 2001! Needless to say I hope she is around for another 10 years!
She's wonderful. Great pipes, easy on the eyes. I love her.
[Newest]I love her. No other person in this world can sing a song like she can. john

15Patty Loveless
Having just retired I've had opportunity to discover youtube and country music. After hearing Patsy Loveless I'm wondering where I've been all my life. I've Perused female country/bluegrass/rock singers. She stands out. Her voice is full and resonate with just that twinge of twang.
Patty Loveless is the best and most real country music singer ever. Her voice touches emotions in the listener like no other singer. She doesn't need flashy costumes or choreography like today's singers. She is talent and class all the way.
The most beautiful and yet poetic haunting voice at times. Patty can touch your heart like no other when she sings.
[Newest]The greatest of all time

16LeAnn Rimes
How on earth can you forget Lee ann Rimes? She ABSOLUTELY deserves a place in top 10. Listen to 'Blue' by her and then give it a thought. And what's more is that she has successfully crossovered into pop music and proven to be an all-rounder, a complete package...!
Shes one of a kind greatest country singer real country singer just like patsy cline loretta lynn
She is the best singer since Patsy Cline.
[Newest]The best and beautiful sound and women all the time

17Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette has a voice nobody can beat! I have no clue why she isn't number one. How many top records did she have? Like 36 if my memory recalls correctly!
Tsmmy Wynette was the first lady in country music to go platinum. She had over twenty #1 singles and had over fifty albums. Since her death, she is a very over looked star that deserves to be in the top 5 with her friends Dolly and Loretta.
Tammy is my all time favorite. She HAS the best voice. I love her song "Till I Get It Right" among others like when she sings with George too.
[Newest]One of the best country singers in general

18Danielle Bradbery
Her voice is extremely flawless and has a great range for a 16 year old!
GO Danielle! Amazing voice!
She wil change the world

19Wynonna Judd
She is spectacular! Her vocals are so full and colorful and beautiful and she doesn't have to force it
How is she not on this list?
She is absolutely fantastic!

20Barbara Mandrell
Barbara Mandrell was a classy entertainer. I wish that she would go back to performing a couple times a year. This would keep her in the spot light and would keeps fans like myself still cherishing the moment and memories she has given. Barbara Mandrell is the greatest performe in Country Music. She was a beautiful singer, wonderful dancer and played many instruments well. She will be No. 1 to many.
Barbara has it all - She can sing, dance and play over 10+ instruments - she entertained. She also was the first female and first ever person to win back to back entertainer of the year - at the CMA's and ACM's! She should definitely be in the top 10 if not in the top 5!
Barbara carried the baton of country queen from late 70s to mid-80s. She was country when country wasn't and was cool. Love, love her. Wish she would return to performing, as it would help keep her name out there. Miss her!
[Newest]The Queen! A wonderful talent and very entertaining!

21Trisha Yearwood
Trisha Yearwood who is married to the most successful country star in history, Garth Brooks has also proved herself with her rich voice and southern comfort appeal
She was as dominant in the 90's as any woman singer around. I am shocked she is behind Patty Loveless or Sara Evans. Honestly I have her 1st...
Silent Night shows her range and her ability to bring it... Great voice great artist
[Newest]Who doesn't love her

22Bobby Gentry
Heard The Ode to Billy Joe on the radio today - a fabulous song from a fantastic artist. Surely she's should be on this list...?
She's listed twice on this list.

23Crystal Gayle
Beautiful sounds to the ears
Should be in the top 10 in my opinion
One of the best vocal ever heard in ears and she deserves at least a slot in the top ten!
[Newest]Great Singer I once saw her in concert!

24Kellie Pickler
Kellie has it all. She is true Country more than half of all that is listed. Her voice range is beyond and her control is the best. Taylor Swift is the least Country of all that is listed. She has no range.
Kellie is such an amazing singer. Her vocal range is just flawless. She's one of the best performers in her generation! She is a true star and I really admire her.
Kellie is like a younger Dolly Parton. She sings, she writes, andshe is a true performer--an ENTERTAINER1 Kellie's personality like none of the other up-and-coming female country artists. She is one of the few true country singers around who has life experiences that help make her music identifiable to coomon people--she has'been there'. Kellie Pickler is my favorite 'new' Country star--and she is a Country bstar of the future!
[Newest]She is a true country girl and her songs are very different and I just love her unique sound.

25Olivia Newton John
Number five behind, Tammy, Loretta, Patsy and Dolly
Excellent Voice I loved to see her in the Movie "Grease"

26k.d. lang
Most amazing range ever
The most honest girl I ever heard.
Her voice is moving

27Lee Ann Womack
She has a nice melody she is a female Don Williams to me. Shania Twain on the top? That is funny to me. Lee Ann cannot be compared with any one in this world for now. Not 1 album check out all of it you wont drop a single of it. Whatever for me Sania twain is rock n roll not country artist. My b cause I love don williams and I just grow up listening those artists I'm kinda traditional country lover. Peace.
[Newest]I love your music!

28Jennifer Nettles
I have never heard anyone with stronger vocals. She delivers her songs perfectly and makes the listener feel every word. Plus, she has a great personality and an extreme passion that you can hear in all her songs. Her songs all have meaning, and they can move the listener to strong emotions. She has also performed or covered Bon Jovi, Beyonce, the B 52s, Nelly, and Kings of Leon songs, showing that she has talent in more than just country singing. Her unique voice is just an added bonus.
Listen to the Crossroads performance when she sang with Bon Jovi. She could join the band tomorrow and fit right in. She sings everything with passion and crystal clarity. She can sing the soft sections beautifully and fill the room with powerful sound when required. She is simply the best.
All the Woman Singers listed would agree that Jennifer Nettles has the total package. She has the strength, clarity and range that a very few singers posses. Listen to the one season of "duets" and you will see and hear what I am talking about.

29Anne Murray
Love here voice, she almost sounds like Karen Carpenter
Most incredible timbre and tone to her luscious voice ever emerged from one's throat
Great country voice. I would consider her in the top ten in female country singers.

30Terri Clark
Besides Brenda Lee she is the greatest. My name is Brenda Lee. My father named me when he was in Germany in 1961.
A good voice and real country, and very nice looking

31Hillary Scott
Awesome voice/ great range

32Kitty Wells
Kitty Wells, the True Queen of Country Music. She should be on top! She broke down a female barrier at the time the country music was dominated by men. Her breakthrough paved the way for all female counrty singers. Without this great lady, country music would not come to this day.
No one can sing with more style and heart. No one had the answering songs to the male singers like she does. I particularly like the song I gave my wedding dress away.
Number one of all the older generation who have forgotten her.
[Newest]Great times back then

33Bonnie Raitt
Still going strong and better than ever
Nobody does it better, few do it as well.

34Madison Marlow
It ain't easy being a girl in a country song.


35Jessie James
She's married to eric decker of course she is one of the best there is
She's such a powerhouse! Who wouldn't vote for her?!

36Tanya Tucker
Some of the best songs ever!
Come on, Tanya has been around for 30 years. Great sultry voice!
[Newest]Another top 10r. Sexy, soothing voice.

37Kacey Musgraves
Her kind of music is a little bit Taylor Swift. You really should listen to it.
Kacey will beat up Taylor Swift and Taylor Swift will no more be the best I like kacey musgraves
I think kacey musgrave is an will be a grat singer

38Katie Armiger

39Audra McLaughlin

40Kathy Mattea
Amazing voice, great presentation, excellent rapport with the audience, magnificent interpretation of standard and innovative songs.
Just an excellent voice and delivery desires top ten honors
First female country singer that I loved and became a fan of.

41Mary Chapin Carpenter
Mary consistently produces work of the highest quality, taking Country Music to new heights. Between Here and Gone sets a new benchmark for all aspiring songwriters.
"Stones in the Road" is one of the greatest songs of the last few decades. Mary is one of the greats.
She is a terrific singer and wonderful entertainer.
[Newest]I feel lucky today

42Cassadee Pope
She should be number one her songs help out a lot of people who are in a tough position. she help me get over a break up/relationship with a guy who cheated on me and then tried to tell me that everything was gonna be ok and that he would never do it to me again and yet he did it again and she helped me. she is amazing, and if you ever feel like your nothing listen to her song she will dig you out of the hole that you are in. SHE IS AMAZING!
You should be at the top your awesome!

43Dottie West
She sang emotions. One of the most unique, along with Loretta, Dolly and Tammy.

44Ashley Monroe
Can you say young Dolly? She rivals Alison in God given ability. Sadly this beautiful traditional voice will never get the props it deserves.

God DID make girls they're hot

46Pam Tillis
Pam Tillis is great. The song "Band in the Window" from the 2006 album Rhinestoned is the best country song I've heard in a long time.
Just listen to the strength and melody in her voice. Your list should all be bumped down one spot. Because PAM TILLIS is #1.

47K.T. Oslin
Best of them all. Exceptional sultry voice and so full of emotion.

48Kelly Clarkson

49Maggie Rose
Vocally she's better than anyone on the list but she has a long way to go. One day should could be in the top 5 though!

50Lucille Starr
Lucille became the first female inducted into the prestigious Canadian Country Association's "Hall of Honour". She is one of the greatest countryvocalist the world had ever known.
Great voice and unique in that she sings country and western music in the Canadian French language...
I have liked her music since my early years and still do

51Kasey Chambers
c'mon Kasey is an excellent singer, moving lyrics, wonderful voice and a great heart

52Natalie Maines
For sure not know

53Lorie Morgan
Greatest singer ever in my opinion.
One of the best and maybe least known
Beautiful woman with a beautiful voice. Sorry she stopped singing so soon.
Here songs were pure country.

54Taylor Ware
She's another new ítem 'cause she have a good voice, she's a country girl.

55Kristen Kelly

56Sarah Darling
Sweetest most amazing country music female singer in the world!

57Lynn Anderson
Lynn Anderson had the biggest selling record of the 1970s, was on major network television shows throughout the 1970s, including her own televison special, she was on television commercials, was the first female to sell out Madison Square Garden in 1974, has sold millions of records, has had 11 number 1 records and over 40 top 40 records, Her rank should easily be in the top 10!
Definitely should be in the Top 10

58Nanci Griffith
Talented performer in every sense: songwriter, singer, guitarist, collaborator; you name it and she nails it! I find her vocals and voice enchanting also.

59Juice Newton
She sings my favorite Song "The Sweetist Thing I've ever Known is Loving you"
Love her music! Beautiful voice!
Just like her music and the way she delivers!

60Hannah Blaylock
If you're that good, then I prefer you with love as better singer that I'll never heard your song. Though I'm an out sider with love, peace, kindness, faith and etc. In meantime I will look forward to see you.

61Connie Francis
Though considered to be a "ballad" singer her style is definitely country. She sang mostly duets in harmony with herself.
Great singer, I Place her at 3

62Rosanne Cash
Not just the daughter of Johnny Cash. Nice Voice and beautiful personality-
Great singer-song writer, should be in the top ten!
Loved her music forever

63Jeannie Seely

64Skeeter Davis
If you know anyting at all about country music, then skeeter davis should be in the top 10
I love her music.

65Susan Cowsill
Is a good Country Singer, in her chilhood she was part of the group The Cowsill, hear it now.

66Suzy Bogguss
Every time a song pops into my head, it's Suzy singing it. Put on one of her albums like Aces or Simpatico or Give Me Some Wheels and every song on that album is excellent and moving. For me, if hadn't been for Suzy, it wouldn't have been anyone.

67Mindy McCready
One of the best voices in the music industry. I love listening TEN THOUSAND ANGELS and I remember her because of her country style. REST IN PEACE.
Lovely voice. Gone too soon. RIP
She had the most unique voice I have ever heard and her songs were fantastic. She was great!
[Newest]Sorry, I mis-spelled the last entry.

68Danielle Peck

69Sammi Smith
Help Me Make It Through the Night, is one of the best country songs I have ever heard--ever. Her voice is beautiful. Not on a par with Patsy Kline but very good indeed.
My Favorite of Sammi's is Hallelujah for Beer! It's the best song!

70Deana Carter

71Billie Jo Spears
Blanket on the ground one of country's best songs ever.
One of the best if not the best.
Billy Jo Spears wasn't recognise as a good singer, but if you heard her early recordings you would think twice,
She died of Cancer age 72? But not many tributes where left on this lovely lady,
I remember writing to her many, many years ago for a signed photograph and a letter of thanks for my support in her great country music voice, I still have the letter, reads Thank you David, if it wasn't for fans like you we'd all be out of a job!
How right she is.. Country music is in the song from Allen Jackson. Murder On Music Row. That sums it up, to many singers copping each other, my number one, and always will be is Country and Western singer/Songwriter, Joni Harms, and Lorrie Morgan. , I promote CWM with my DJ, in Liverpool. UK, and The City Of Bath Where my DJ Bryan Chalker is with his station, Same Roots/ Different Fruits UK, if there's any artists out there wanting Air Play here in the UK mail me now and I'll get back to you. Davidmarkham802@yahoo. Co. Uk Thank you, Happy New Year to Each and Every one 2013

72Jill Johnson

73June Carter Cash
Not only the wife of Johnny Cash. Listen to her music.
Should be in the top 5

74Lucinda Williams
She's a great songwriter.
This list is joke... Shania Twain and Garth Brooks are the 2 worst things to ever happen to country music...
Nice voice, arrangements, the CD's very good

75Jo Dee Messina
Definitely should be somewhere on this list. She charted 6 number one singles, plays guitar and piano, is a songwriter with a great voice, and fantastic performer. I love her!

76Brenda Lee
Beautiful, strong voice from such a small lady. Top 10
Always had good songs

77Bobbie Gentry
Not exactly country - but a blend of pop/soul/country/rock - everything.
One of the best on this list - by far.


79Marie Osmond
A great Country Singer since The Osmond Brothers years Remember her cover Paper Roses.

80Colene Walters

81Wanda Jackson
Wanda deserves much higher than this listen to her music and you will agree
Was the first country female to dress sexy and belt out a great song

82Jean Shepard
I think Jean Shepard is the best country artist of all times, even at the age of 81 she can still sing, in my opinion she is the Grand Lady of country music and always will be, it's a shame she hasn't be performing lately because shes not feeling well my prayers are with her for a full recovery, I love her so much shes a sweet lady and witty as well, I miss her so much. God Bless you Jean. Jeanne WAlsh my enail is jeannewalsh698@yahoo, com
I love her song "Slippin' Away" written by Bill Anderson.

83Leona Williams

84Skylar Laine

85Patsy Montana
The first woman western star!
Sold a million records when folks had no money.
Many of us remember our mothers yodeling like her and all those women are now deceased.

86Stella Parton

87Laura Bell Bundy
Very good voice and talent
This one can dance!
Incredible voice and unbelievable dancer. gitty on up, rocks

88Rosalie Allen
The queen of yodel and the country music in 50s!

89Kristen Merlin

90Chely Wright

91Misty Rae Carson
Has the voice of an angel and a good writer in her own right.

92Melba Montgomery

93Wisper Cox
She has a voice that is a mix between Tanya and Carrie with a little Martina mixed in, simply unbelievable, check her out on you tube then vote
Check her out on you tube

94Connie Smith
Love connie' voice, no other, what I call a country music, todays country female singer are not country. They ruin the real country music.
Under heard, under rated, listen to the catalog and use your ears and heart
[Newest]This lady puts the others to shame in country music.

95Donna Fargo
One of the most popular singers of the 70's, Donna Fargo also topped the pop charts as well. fargo also wrote 80 of her material. She became the first woman in country music history to have 2 million selling singles in a row. Fargo is only one of five female country singers to have hosted her own TV series.
Country Music Grandest lady of them all. What a sweetheart she is. Donna was one of the few female singers of the 70's to write her own material and see it race to the top of the charts. Based on chart history, Donna is also one of the very few to crossover to the pop charts.
I can't think of a more deserving artist to be pushed to the #1 spot on this list. She has proven her "staying power" in the music industry. Donna has earned some of the most prestigious awards earned in music. I have met many artists but I can say without exception Donna is the most kind, talented, creative, versatile, hard-working singer/songwriter there is in country music.
[Newest]The best singer ever!

96Jennette McCurdy
Great singer and great actor. She has it all!
I love your music

97Gretchen Wilson
Miss hearing you on the radio. Please give us some more great hits.
This Redneck Woman is awesome! I'd love to hear more music from her!
Love to hear more from Gretchen!

98Lauren Alaina
Love her so much, her album is awesome!

99Carrie Hassler

100Kimberly Perry
Should've already BEEN on the list.
She is precious! She is so unique and deserves top 20 atleats

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