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Welcome to this week's DP&S post.  It seems like these blogs are always dominated by men, I'm guilty of favoring men's music over women's, but the truth is that there are a lot of talented women singers throughout Country music history.

This week's topic- Women of Country Music

I'm not gonna lie, I worked an 8 hour day at the cabinet shop, and then came home and worked 6 on a deck, so I'm pretty worn out, so I'll apologize up front if the words I type lack in quality.

And a note- I cannot stand Patsy Cline, so her music will NOT be inclued on this, may she Rest in Peace.

 And remember- I would love your feedback, please leave a comment after listening.

Let's get this started

 

First up,

Kitty Wells- It Wasn't God who Made Honky Tonk Angels

Kitty Wells was the first female to play at the Grand Ole Opry, and this was the first number one hit by a female.  This song is the women's side of Hank Thompson's hit, Wild Side of Life. 

 

Next,

Loretta Lynn- The Pill

Loretta Lynn, a true coal miner's daughter, had great duets with Conway Twitty, and who is, in my opinion the most influential female singer in Country music.  This was the first song to banned from radio play(It's since been allowed back on the air waves).

 

Next,

Tammy Wynette- Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad

Married to George Jones, rated the third best female singer in Country Music history, and Stand By Your Man was rted as the best Country Song ever by CMT(I disagree, but impressive nontheless).  This is a fun song, and my second favorite song she sings(Behind Til I Can Make it on my on).

 

Next,

Tanya Tucker- It's a Little Too Late

Tanya Tucker is my favorite female singer of all time.  There is't a song she sings that I don't like(Other than her remake of Will You Lay With Me, David Allan Coe's original was better).  She had her first hit when she was 13 years old, she was a wild one, and a true cowgirl.  I really hope yall like this one.

 

Next,

Lorrie Morgan- Watch Me

She was a widow when Keith Whitley died(RIP), and has since married Sammy Kershaw.  People have told me that she was a little stuck up, and some say she did Keith Whitley wrong, but she was a great singer, and this is a song telling it like it is. And in her prime, she was a looker.

 

Next,

Patty Loveless- How Can I Help You Say Goodbye

I've met Patty Loveless, and she is a down to earth lady.  I guess that's a big reason why I'm a fan of her's, but she was and still is a great singer.  And get your tissues out for this one, I rate this as the saddest song in Country Music history. 

 

Last, but definitely not least,

Miranda Lambert- Gun Powder and Lead

She is my celebrity crush, and my second favorite female singer of all time.  I'm still trying to break her and Blake Shelton up so I won't be considered a homewrecker.  I thought I would put in an upbeat song to get your blood going after the tearjerker I posted before this. 

 

Hope all of you enoy, and remember, if you don't listen and comment, you will be labeled a sexist.

August 24, 2011  07:13 PM ET

I did this one a little bit different.

I started with Kitty Wells, and went newer with each singer.

August 24, 2011  07:13 PM ET

Loretta Lynn for the win!

August 24, 2011  08:57 PM ET

I like the format, UH... very nice going chronologically. Good choices along the line as well. Well done all around. And while hedging against potential mediocrity is never a bad thing, don't come right out and apologize for your efforts as you did in your intro.

August 24, 2011  08:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I like the format, UH... very nice going chronologically. Good choices along the line as well. Well done all around. And while hedging against potential mediocrity is never a bad thing, don't come right out and apologize for your efforts as you did in your intro.

Noted for future reference.

Thanks for listening and commenting.

August 25, 2011  02:40 AM ET

Enjoyed this UH.

I had a crush on Tanya Tucker once.

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August 25, 2011  10:13 AM ET

Comment.

August 25, 2011  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Enjoyed this UH. I had a crush on Tanya Tucker once.

Thanks for listening

August 25, 2011  05:23 PM ET

Favorite Tanya Tucker song.....'Delta Dawn' hands down.

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August 25, 2011  10:53 PM ET
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I love Patty Loveless! You may not believe this, UH, but I'm quite a Bluegrass fan, too.

Thanks for listening, and I believe you. Bluegrass seems to appeal to rock fans more than Country does for some reason.

I've always liked Patty Loveless, and meeting her was a pleasure. You wouldn't even know she was famous if you met her. Very down to earth, and nice lady.

August 26, 2011  12:45 AM ET

Outlaw, I wish you had chosen this song for Tammy Wynette.
I would have been interested to read your colorful and complimentary description of this tune after your 14 hour day...



Many say that a better country song has never been composed or performed.

August 26, 2011  10:21 AM ET

My life is like a country song right now UH.

I saw Tanya Tucker when I was like 5 years old, at the peak of her hotness. First crush.

August 26, 2011  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

My life is like a country song right now UH.I saw Tanya Tucker when I was like 5 years old, at the peak of her hotness. First crush.

You and Mondo share the Tanya Tucker crush.

And is rge part about the Country song good or bad?

If it's bad, then I apologize.

August 26, 2011  04:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Outlaw, I wish you had chosen this song for Tammy Wynette. I would have been interested to read your colorful and complimentary description of this tune after your 14 hour day...Many say that a better country song has never been composed or performed.

Ha! Very, umm, diverse video.

August 26, 2011  04:32 PM ET
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You and Mondo share the Tanya Tucker crush.And is rge part about the Country song good or bad?If it's bad, then I apologize.

It's not good, but in the next verse I will be getting drunk, so that's a positive.

 
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