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
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.