Top Country Music Female Singers to Check Out

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There are many talented female country music singers out there. Here is a list of some of the top female country music singers that you should check out.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is a popular American country music singer-songwriter. She has been active in the music industry since 2001, and she has released eight studio albums. Lambert has won multiple awards, including the Academy of Country Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and Country Music Association Awards.

Lambert’s musical style

Miranda Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She started her musical career writing songs for other artists, and then released her own album in 2005. Her musical style has been described as “a little bit of Hank Williams, a little bit of Patsy Cline, and a whole lot of attitude”. Lambert has won several awards, including the Academy of Country Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.

Lambert’s awards and nominations

Miranda Lambert has won numerous awards, including the Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards and Grammy Awards. She has also been nominated for several other awards, including the Teen Choice Awards and the CMT Music Awards.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood rose to fame after winning American Idol in 2005 and has since become one of the most successful country music artists of all time. With seven Grammy Awards to her name, she is also one of the most decorated female country singers of all time. Carrie Underwood has released six studio albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the RIAA.

Underwood’s musical style

Carrie Underwood’s musical style is a mix of country and pop. She has been described as a “crossover queen” because of her success in crossing over from country to pop audiences. Her music has elements of both genres, and she has received praise from both country and pop fans. Underwood’s musical style has also been compared to that of other crossover artists, such as Shania Twain and Faith Hill.

Underwood’s awards and nominations

Carrie Underwood has won numerous awards, including seven Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, eleven American Music Awards, a British Breakthrough Act award, and a Canadian Country Music Association Award. She has also been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and three Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2007, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

Maren Morris

Though she’s only been in the country music business since 2005, Maren Morris has already made quite a name for herself. Hailing from Arlington, Texas, Morris began her music career writing songs for other artists before eventually signing with Columbia Nashville in 2015. Her debut album, Hero, was released in 2016 to much critical acclaim.

Morris’s musical style

Maren Morris has been described as having a “traditional country voice” by AllMusic’s Matthew Rutledge, and her music has been classified as country pop and alternative country. In an interview with The Tennessean in December 2016, Morris stated that she does not like pigeonholing herself into one genre, saying “I just write songs that I hope people can relate to, whether it be a break-up song or a song about falling in love or a song about God or a song about drinking”. In December 2015, NPR’s Ann Powers compared Morris’ vocals to those of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. John Paolillo of Consequence of Sound described her singing on “My Church” as “full of life”, while Rutledge noted power and restraint in her vocal delivery.

Morris’s awards and nominations

Maren Morris has won several awards and nominations for her work as a country music singer and songwriter. She has won Grammy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and more. She is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves is a fresh voice in country music. She’s won multiple Grammy awards and is known for her honest and relatable lyrics. Her music is a perfect blend of country, pop, and folk. If you’re a fan of any of those genres, you’ll definitely enjoy Kacey Musgraves’ music.

Musgraves’s musical style

Kacey Musgraves’s musical style is country music with elements of pop and indie rock. Her songs have been described as “breezy and wistful”, “rebellious”, and “effervescent”. Musgraves has said that she does not consider herself to be a rebel, but rather someone who wants to write about real life.

Musgraves’ first album, Same Trailer Different Park, was released in 2013. The album’s lead single, “Merry Go ‘Round”, peaked at number 21 on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart. “Follow Your Arrow”, the album’s second single, became Musgraves’ first number one on the Country Airplay chart in January 2014. “Keep It to Yourself” was released as the album’s third single in February 2014; it peaked at number 24 on the Country Airplay chart.

Musgraves’s awards and nominations

Kacey Musgraves has won Grammy Awards for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song (for “Follow Your Arrow”), as well as the CMA Award for Album of the Year (for Same Trailer Different Park). She has been nominated for Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Country Album (for Golden Hour), as well as the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini has been lighting up the country music scene since she debuted in 2013. The Tennessee native released her self-titled album in 2015, which included the platinum-selling single “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Ballerini’s follow-up album, “Unapologetically,” was released in 2017 and features the No. 1 hit “Legends.”

Ballerini’s musical style

Kelsea Ballerini is an American singer and songwriter. She is one of the most successful female artists in country music, with three number one singles on the US Country Airplay chart and two Grammy nominations. Ballerini’s musical style has been described as “country pop” and “moderate crossover country”.

Ballerini’s awards and nominations

Kelsea Ballerini has won numerous awards throughout her career, including two Grammy Awards, five ACM Awards, six CMA Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, a Radio Disney Music Award and an iHeartRadio Music Award. In 2019, Ballerini received the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award. She has also been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

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