Top 5 Best Female Country Singers

Country's Top Vocal Powerhouses

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There are some country singers who give you chills when they belt out a song. They have what I like to call "The Voice." The following five women possess an unrivaled amount of talent, not to mention they're all beautiful. They sing effortlessly with power and and elegance. These are my top picks for today's best female country singers with the types of voices that can sing anything. 

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Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood - Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love
Trisha Yearwood - Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love. Big Machine

Trisha Yearwood can sing any type of music and do it perfectly. She has an incredibly impressive range, and the songs she sings fit her voice to perfection. Yearwood finally got the opportunity to record what she wanted with her seventh studio album, Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, her first release on Big Machine Records.

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Martina McBride - 'Shine'
Martina McBride - 'Shine'. RCA Nashville

With 12 studio releases to her credit, the latest being Everlasting, Martina McBride remains one of the most powerful voices in country music today. She may be little, but she packs a punch when she powers through emotional songs like "Independence Day" and "Where Would You Be."

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Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride
Carrie Underwood - Carnival Ride. Arista Nashville / Sony BMG

Carrie Underwood won hearts over on the fourth season of "American Idol" in 2005 when she proved that she could sing just about anything beautifully. I get shivers every time I hear her hit those power notes in "I Told You So."

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Rebecca Lynn Howard

Rebecca Lynn Howard - 'Rebecca Lynn Howard'
Rebecca Lynn Howard - 'Rebecca Lynn Howard'. MCA Nashville

Rebecca Lynn Howard has a voice so beautiful that I wish she'd make music more often. Her 2000 self-titled debut album was an impressive introduction and reared a few of my favorites: the bluesy "Out Here in the Water" and the beautiful ballads "I Don't Paint Myself into Corners" and "Melancholy Blue."

Howard is an amazing singer, but she's also a great songwriter: she wore ten of her debut's 12 tracks, and she's written songs for John Michael Montgomery, Jessica Andrews, Lila McCann and more.

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Wynonna Judd

Wynonna - 'Sing: Chapter 1'
Wynonna - 'Sing: Chapter 1'. Curb Records

Wynonna Judd began her singing career as one half of the mother-daughter team, The Judds. When mother Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C and had to stop performing Wy went on to have a successful solo career. In her seventh studio album, Sing: Chapter 1, Wy pays tribute to the many musical influences that made her the artist she is today. Whether she's singing a country gospel tune or a flat out country rocker, her voice is exceptional.

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