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From Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert! These aren’t just some of the greatest country songs by women, these are some of the greatest country songs of all time.

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From Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert! These aren’t just some of the greatest country songs by women, these are some of the greatest country songs of all time.

March 4, 2024 1:35 am GMT

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More often than not, the history of country music has been her story. Women have been given the space in country music to tackle subjects like the workplace, motherhood, marriage and divorce, adulthood and ageing that they often aren’t given elsewhere.

Whether it’s Mary Chapin Carpenter’s ‘He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, Kitty Wells’ ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ or Martina McBride’s ‘Independence Day,’ country songs have always explicitly addressed an adult female experience that most other musical genres don’t.

Today more than ever, the women in country music are singing songs filled with positive images, self-assertive lyrics and joyful rebelliousness that tackle gender inequality and the double standards that women are subjected to head on.

From Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn to Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert! These aren’t just some of the greatest country songs by women, these are some of the greatest country songs of all time. Let's go girls!

See the full track listing below:

  1. 1.

    9 to 5

    Dolly Parton

  2. 2.

    Man! I Feel Like A Woman

    Shania Twain

  3. 3.

    One's On The Way

    Loretta Lynn

  4. 4.

    This One's For The Girls

    Martina McBride

  5. 5.

    Mama's Broken Heart

    Miranda Lambert

  6. 6.

    Cowboy Take Me Away

    The Chicks

  7. 7.

    Guys Do It All the Time

    Mindy McCready

  8. 8.

    Making Plans

    Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris

  9. 9.

    This Kiss

    Faith Hill

  10. 10.

    Mean - Taylor's Version

    Taylor Swift

  11. 11.

    Fancy

    Reba McEntire

  12. 12.

    I Hope You Dance

    Lee Ann Womack

  13. 13.

    He Thinks He'll Keep Her

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

  14. 14.

    It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

    Kitty Wells

  15. 15.

    Janice at the Hotel Bar

    Hailey Whitters

  16. 16.

    What He Didn't Do

    Carly Pearce

  17. 17.

    Wilder Days

    Morgan Wade

  18. 18.

    Bonfire At Tina's

    Ashley McBryde, Caylee Hammack, Brandy Clark and Pillbox Patti

  19. 19.

    Before He Cheats

    Carrie Underwood

  20. 20.

    Things A Man Oughta Know

    Lainey Wilson

  21. 21.

    Miss Me More

    Kelsea Ballerini

  22. 22.

    Jersey Giant

    Elle King

  23. 23.

    mean girl

    Ashley Cooke and Colbie Caillat

  24. 24.

    Girl in the Mirror

    Megan Moroney

  25. 25.

    Thicc as Thieves (feat. Lainey Wilson)

    Lauren Alaina

  26. 26.

    Girl Crush

    Little Big Town

  27. 27.

    Follow Your Arrow

    Kacey Musgraves

  28. 28.

    Girl in a Country Song

    Maddie & Tae

  29. 29.

    Paint The Town Blue

    Ella Langley

  30. 30.

    Pickup

    Mackenzie Porter

  31. 31.

    My Church

    Maren Morris

  32. 32.

    Diane

    Cam

  33. 33.

    Heads Carolina, Tails California

    Jo Dee Messina

  34. 34.

    See You In Church

    Tanner Adell

  35. 35.

    Me Myself and Why

    Alana Springsteen

  36. 36.

    My Bar

    Priscilla Block

  37. 37.

    Never Wanted to Be That Girl

    Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

  38. 38.

    Buy My Own Drinks

    Runaway June

  39. 39.

    What Are You Gonna Tell Her?

    Mickey Guyton

  40. 40.

    She's In Love With the Boy

    Trisha Yearwood

  41. 41.

    Why Not Me

    The Judds

  42. 42.

    Harper Valley P.T.A.

    Jeannie C. Riley

  43. 43.

    Seven Year Ache

    Roseanne Cash

  44. 44.

    When Will I Be Loved

    Linda Ronstadt

  45. 45.

    Maybe It Was Memphis

    Pam Tillis

  46. 46.

    Blame It on Your Heart

    Patty Loveless

  47. 47.

    How Do I Live

    LeAnn Rimes

  48. 48.

    Does He Love You

    Reba McEntire and Linda Davis

  49. 49.

    When You Say Nothing At All

    Alison Krauss & Union Station

  50. 50.

    No One Else On Earth

    Wynonna

  51. 51.

    Did I Shave My Legs For This?

    Deana Carter

  52. 52.

    What Part of No

    Lorrie Morgan

  53. 53.

    'Til I Can Make It On My Own

    Tammy Wynette

  54. 54.

    Rose Garden

    Lynn Anderson

  55. 55.

    Crazy

    Patsy Cline

  56. 56.

    Better Things To Do

    Terri Clark

  57. 57.

    Once a Day

    Connie Smith

  58. 58.

    Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

    Crystal Gayle

  59. 59.

    If Not For You

    Olvia Newton-John

  60. 60.

    Delta Dawn

    Tanya Tucker

  61. 61.

    Boulder to Birmingham

    Emmylou Harris

  62. 62.

    Ladies In The '90s

    Lauren Alaina

  63. 63.

    Lady Like

    Ingrid Andress

  64. 64.

    X's

    Georgia Webster

  65. 65.

    Mama, Dolly, Jesus

    Madeline Edwards

  66. 66.

    Should Have Known Better

    Jessie James Decker

  67. 67.

    Growin' Up Raising You

    Gabby Barrett

  68. 68.

    Grown

    Peytan Porter

  69. 69.

    Sober & Skinny

    Brittney Spencer

  70. 70.

    Hate Me

    Abbey Cone

  71. 71.

    Son of a Bitch

    Jessie Murph

  72. 72.

    Sleeping In My Makeup

    Lauren Watkins

  73. 73.

    Suburban Outlaw

    Maggie Antone

  74. 74.

    Nothin' Crazy (feat. Mackenzie Carpenter)

    Megan Moroney

  75. 75.

    Takin' Pills

    Pistol Annies

  76. 76.

    Man

    Carter Faith

  77. 77.

    Wonder Woman

    Tenille Arts

  78. 78.

    Marlboro Reds

    Karley Scott Collins

  79. 79.

    Lipstick on You

    Sophia Scott

  80. 80.

    Redneck Woman

    Gretchen Wilson

  81. 81.

    Tough

    Kellie Pickler

  82. 82.

    Born to Fly

    Sara Evans

  83. 83.

    If He Wanted To He Would

    Kylie Morgan

  84. 84.

    Hunt You Down

    Katlin Butts

  85. 85.

    A Little Goes A Long Way

    The Castellows

  86. 86.

    All I Wanna Do

    Sheryl Crow

  87. 87.

    Party In The U.S.A.

    Miley Cyrus

  88. 88.

    God Bless This Mess

    Jillian Jacqueline

  89. 89.

    Love Triangle

    RaeLynn

  90. 90.

    Stop Draggin' Your Boots

    Danielle Bradbery

  91. 91.

    Daddy Lessons

    Beyoncé and The Chicks

  92. 92.

    Buried

    Brandy Clark

  93. 93.

    Outlaw Love

    Brooke Eden

  94. 94.

    Redesigning Women

    The Highwomen

  95. 95.

    The Story

    Brandi Carlile

  96. 96.

    Hands of Time

    Margo Price

  97. 97.

    Empty Cups

    Amanda Shires

  98. 98.

    Highway Queen

    Nikki Lane

  99. 99.

    Wrangled

    Angaleena Presley

  100. 100.

    Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses

    Kathy Mattea

  101. 101.

    All By Myself

    Kelsey Waldon

  102. 102.

    Bad Girl Phase

    Sunny Sweeney

  103. 103.

    Talk of This Town

    Catherine McGrath

  104. 104.

    Austin

    Dasha

  105. 105.

    Another Broken Heart

    Wonder Women of Country

  106. 106.

    In The Mornin'

    Emily Nenni

  107. 107.

    The Red Flags You Were Waving

    Brennen Leigh

  108. 108.

    He Gon' Be A Problem

    Reyna Roberts

  109. 109.

    Neon Cross

    Jaime Wyatt

  110. 110.

    With The Middle

    Margo Cilker

  111. 111.

    Dollar Bill Bar

    Sierra Ferrell

  112. 112.

    That's Not My Dream Couch

    Karen Jonas

  113. 113.

    Weed Instead Of Roses

    Ashley Monroe

  114. 114.

    Things You Learn The Hard Way

    Emily Scott Robinson

  115. 115.

    First Time Feeling

    Leah Blevins

  116. 116.

    Roll On

    Fanny Lumsden

  117. 117.

    Girl Goin' Nowhere

    Ashley McBryde

  118. 118.

    To Learn Her

    Miranda Lambert

  119. 119.

    All The Beds I've Made

    Caroline Spence

  120. 120.

    Who Did You Leave for Me

    Molly Parden

  121. 121.

    You Don't Own Me

    Whitney Rose

  122. 122.

    It Must Be Someone Else's Fault

    Courtney Marie Andrews

  123. 123.

    Ramblin' Soul

    Melissa Carper

  124. 124.

    How Many Women

    Lydia Loveless

  125. 125.

    That Girl

    Hannah Ellis

  126. 126.

    Thelma & Louise

    Meg McRee and Harper O'Neill

  127. 127.

    Lilacs

    Waxahatche

  128. 128.

    Abilene

    Plains

  129. 129.

    He Says Y'all

    Lola Kirke

  130. 130.

    Save Me

    Britti

  131. 131.

    Loving Her

    Katie Pruitt

  132. 132.

    No Cowboys

    Brit Taylor

  133. 133.

    Too Little, Too Late, Too Bad

    Rhiannon Giddens

  134. 134.

    Humble & Kind

    Lori McKenna

  135. 135.

    Change Of Heart (feat. Sierra Ferrell)

    Margo Price

  136. 136.

    Now She Knows What It Feels Like

    Bella White

  137. 137.

    How Many Times

    Esther Rose

  138. 138.

    Blue Jean Country Queen

    Summer Dean

  139. 139.

    Help Me Make It Through The Night

    Riddy Arman

  140. 140.

    Sleeping Single In A Double Bed

    Barbara Mandrell

  141. 141.

    A Lesson In Leavin'

    Dottie West

  142. 142.

    She's Single Again

    Janie Fricke

  143. 143.

    Shame on Me

    Donna Fargo

  144. 144.

    Color Him Father

    Linda Martell

  145. 145.

    80's Ladies

    K.T. Oslin

  146. 146.

    That's Easy For You To Say

    The Forester Sisters

  147. 147.

    Daddy's Hands

    Holly Dunn

  148. 148.

    Modern-Day Cowgirl's Dream

    Bonnie Montgomery

  149. 149.

    Which Side Are You On (1931)

    Dawne Landes

  150. 150.

    Two Night Stands

    Kylie Morgan

  151. 151.

    Time Ain't Accidental

    Jess Williamson

  152. 152.

    wAnt me back

    Lindsay Ell

  153. 153.

    Girls Of Summer

    Naomi Cooke Johnson

  154. 154.

    Any Man Of Mine

    Shania Twain

  155. 155.

    The Pill

    Loretta Lynn

  156. 156.

    Independence Day

    Martina McBride

  157. 157.

    If I Needed You

    Emmylou Harris

  158. 158.

    Love Story (Taylor's Version)

    Taylor Swift

  159. 159.

    I'm A Survivor

    Reba McEntire

  160. 160.

    Everything She Ain't

    Hailey Whitters

  161. 161.

    Church Bells

    Carrie Underwood

  162. 162.

    Country's Cool Again

    Lainey Wilson

  163. 163.

    hole in the bottle

    Kelsea Ballerini and Shania Twain

  164. 164.

    Rainbows

    Kacey Musgraves

  165. 165.

    GIRL

    Maren Morris

  166. 166.

    XXX's and OOO's (American Girl)

    Trisha Yearwood

  167. 167.

    Love Can Build A Bridge

    The Judds

  168. 168.

    Big Iron Skillet

    Wanda Jackson

  169. 169.

    Tennessee Flat Top Box

    Roseanna Cash

  170. 170.

    Stand By Your Man

    Tammy Wynette

  171. 171.

    San Antonio Stroll

    Tanya Tucker

  172. 172.

    In Dreams

    Sierra Ferrell

  173. 173.

    Lonely Long

    Twinnie

  174. 174.

    Ode To Billie Joe

    Bobbie Gentry

  175. 175.

    A Satisfied Mind

    Jean Shepard

  176. 176.

    Blanket On The Ground

    Billie Jo Spears

  177. 177.

    It's Not Easy

    Sammi Smith