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.
"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
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? And how could there be?
Strong Female Country Songs
Looking for some women empowerment? You've come to the right honky-tonk. These country songs are for women, by women, and they pack a major girl-power punch.
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. Carrie may have been the sweet winner of American Idol , but this release proved she's not a gal you want to mess with! The title of this song summed up Loretta's backstory so well, that she later gave her memoir the same name. Only the Dixie Chicks could make such a dark story an instant road trip hit. Bobbie was one of the first women to produce her own music, and has since inspired decades of female musicians.