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The Leading Ladies of Country Music

A playlist featuring some of the best new music in the genre.

By Jennifer BarnesPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
The Leading Ladies of Country Music
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Dive into the heart and soul of country music with this playlist showcasing the powerhouse voices and emotive storytelling of women in the genre. From timeless classics to contemporary hits, each song is a testament to the spirit and resilience of female country artists. From the fierce independence of Beyoncé’s “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM" to the raw emotion of Kacey Musgraves’ “Too Good To Be True,” this playlist celebrates the exceptional talents and narratives of women who have left an indelible mark on country music history.

Beyoncé - “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM”

Beyoncé’s entrance into country music is nothing but iconic. Beyoncé perfectly captures the essence of country and soul in this upbeat track that makes you want to get up and dance! Her Texas roots really shine through in this chart-topping hit.

Kacey Musgraves - “Too Good to be True”

Kacey Musgraves’ new single emphasizes the emotions of something being too good to be true. The dreamy track reflects upon a relationship where she finds herself feeling extremely blissful and lucky to have her partner.

Becca Bowen - “If I’m Being Honest”

“If I’m Being Honest,” featured on Becca’s latest EP County Line, is all about reclaiming her right to a good time with an empowering message. The track highlights Becca’s thoughtful lyrics and positive attitude even in the face of less-than-ideal situations.

Erin Kirby - “Pick My Own Flowers”

A true song of female empowerment, Erin Kirby highlights the importance of self love in “Pick My Own Flowers.” The Georgia-native rejects the notion of waiting for love to come to her and instead takes control of her own destiny. The song serves as a powerful reminder of the strength found in independence and self-love within the realm of country music.

Kelsea Ballerini - “IF YOU GO DOWN (I’M GOING DOWN TOO)”

The epitome of female friendship, Kelsea sings about the importance of having her best friend’s back through any trial or tribulation. Even with its tongue-in-cheek lyrics and upbeat melody, the song serves as an important reminder of the enduring power of friendship and the profound impact it has on our lives.

Ginger Minj - “Southern Fried Sass”

The latest musical release from Drag Race icon and best-selling author Ginger Minj, "Southern Fried Sass" is an anthemic track that embodies the essence of Southern charm and confidence. With its lively melody and clever wordplay, the song exudes a vibrant energy that is as infectious as it is irresistible, just like Ginger herself.

Walker County - “Hits Home”

From missing family to losing grandparents, Ivy and Sophie dig into some of the most intimate moments of their lives to create a moving tribute to those they love. The song highlights what it means to grow up and ultimately leave behind hometown ways, driving home the message that family is the most important part of life.

Jordana Bryant - “How’d You Do It”

The latest release from Jordana unveils the heartbreaking reality of growing apart from a close friend in a way that is resonating deeply with her peers. Through soulful melodies and heartfelt storytelling, Bryant delves into the complexities of navigating personal struggles with a dear friend

Taylor Swift - “You’re Losing Me (From The Vault)”

Released as a single from the vault track of Midnights, Taylor Swift drives home the emotions of feeling unimportant in a relationship. “You’re Losing Me” mourns the loss of a relationship right before it ends; the feeling of being hopeless as you know the relationship is over but you still love the other person.

Chancy DeAnne - “A Place To Fall Apart”

"A Place to Fall Apart" is a poignant country song that delves into the aftermath of heartbreak and loss. With Chancy’s soulful vocals and a melancholic melody, the song’s emotive storytelling evoke a sense of nostalgia for classic country ballads from the likes of Patsy Cline and Tanya Tucker.

Lainey Wilson - "Wildflowers and Wild Horses"

Rooted in the traditions of country music, 'Wildflowers and Wild Horses' celebrates the beauty of the natural world and the thrill of breaking free from the constraints of everyday life. Whether you're cruising down a country road or dreaming of escape, this song is a reminder to embrace the wild spirit within and chase after your dreams with reckless abandon.

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