Women in country music have been trailblazers for decades.
While their journeys haven’t always been easy, tons of female artists have released iconic “girl power” anthems over the years (for example, when Shania Twain says “let’s go, girls”, to launch “Dude! I feel like a woman”, girls better be ready to go). Some of these powerful songs are meant to uplift other women. others clap for getting out of a toxic relationship.Some of the most legendary hits have made an impression, while other popular songs are easy to turn up the volume for a good time on a girls’ night out.
There are artists who have become known for their influence as strong women who sing confident lyrics, including Maren Morriswhose songs are full of lyrics that’ll make you feel like a boss: “I feel like a hard-to-get starlet when I’m driving/You’re turning all heads, I ain’t even tryin’/I got ’em Ray -Ban pretty shades in pink / Call me old school but hey / I’m a 90s baby / In my 80s Mercedes”
“Dolly is not only my idol because of her incomparable career, she is also my role model because of her unwavering morals and values. … Now she is known as a holy, even divine figure,” Miley Cyrus written after the legendary Dolly Parton was named one of TimeThe 100 Most Influential People of 2021. Cyrus later continued, “…she’s even better than your brightest dreams.” She may be my fairy godmother, but I think she is for everyone too. I am happy to share it with the world.
Whatever vibe you’re after, female country artists have likely released an uplifting anthem that will resonate with you. Here are 21 of the best songs from some of country music‘s best women – which one is your favourite?
“Man! I feel like a woman,” by Shania Twain