Move over Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan! Keep reading for our ultimate girl-powered playlist. It's so popular, in fact, that even inspired an episode of her new Netflix show. Though she was taken from us far too soon , Patsy left behind an unforgettable legacy in her music. What would graduations, weddings, or pretty much any life-changing celebration be without Lee Ann's hit? Reba's iconic song was matched with an even more memorable music video that was unlike anything else during that time.
"Gunpowder and Lead"
Women have ruled the country charts for decades by singing about far more than just love and heartache. Twain embraces her inner feminist in this Grammys-winning single. Lambert's upbringing as the daughter of two private investigators who took in battered women is part of the inspiration for this fiery tune. Promising to greet her abusive partner with a loaded shotgun while she "wait[s] by the door and light[s] a cigarette," she'll greet the guy on his homecoming from jail with a lesson on "what little girls are made of: gunpowder and lead. Newton-John was well into her 50s when she recorded "Phenomenal Woman," which makes the song all the more meaningful. The cancer survivor included this song on her Stronger Than Before album, with proceeds benefiting cancer research. This feisty single reminds the men in our lives that turnabout really is fair play.
50 Greatest Women Songs
Lindsay Ell, Cam, and Kacey Musgraves all released superb songs that deserved to be radio hits. Right now, it seems almost mythical: just 20 years ago, it was not only conceivable to tune into a country radio station and hear a woman singing, it was highly likely. The ears of the country consumer seemed to appreciate, demand and even prefer the voices of women. Since then — in the past decade in particular — that trend took a sharp decline. In a report by Dr. Jada E. So why does it matter if a song hits the top of the chart?
The great men in country music have written and recorded some of the greatest songs in history. Those songs usually discuss the emotions and issues arising from falling in and out of love with a woman. Not only do women inspire great country songs, they write and record the best country music as well. The great women in country music have been singing songs that inspire, proclaim, and question for decades. From Patsy Cline to Shania Twain to Carrie Underwood, the greatest women in country music know how to sing songs that speak directly to the gals in the audience. At the tail end of , the young rising star LeAnn Rimes was bursting onto the country music scene. Fans loved the song and have never stopped requesting it.