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Cowgirl Craze: Women in Country to Add to Your Playlist

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Holy Cross chapter.

The country aesthetic is taking pop culture by storm as it has become cool to own a pair of cowboy boots. Cowboy party and darty pics are taking over our Instagram feeds. And last but not least, country singers like Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs have become increasingly popular. While Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs have pretty good music (they’re popular for a reason), female country singers deserve more hype. 

Women in country have become my favorite artists to listen to, and I will forever recommend them when others are looking for new music to listen to. Looking for female country singers to add to your playlist? Here are some of my favorites.

Megan Maroney : https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Ppie0uPnbnvGBYRwYmlt0?si=1A3ao-RbRbGLtCN2ClBtmQ&nd=1

Megan Moroney is relatively new to the country scene, with a debut album in May. This album can be listened to at any point during the day because it features a variety of songs perfect for different moods. Her incredible vocals and extraordinary storytelling make her one of my all-time favorite artists. Some of my favorites include the comical “Nothin’ Crazy,” the heartbreaking “Hair Salon,” the ever-popular “Tennessee Orange,” and the energetic and fun “Lucky.” 

Lauren Alaina : https://open.spotify.com/artist/1v3tdpIdBSW14rHUfiEVOv?si=-8STjeZ2RS2UaU4jTrvMZw

Lauren Alaina’s music is a recent discovery of mine from Instagram. A common thread for female country singers is that they are phenomenal vocalists, and Lauren Alaina is no expectation. Her vocals fit her fun lyrics perfectly, and she is someone to listen to when you need your mood to be immediately lifted. Songs such as “Road Less Traveled,” “A Walk In The Bar,” “Thicc As Thieves,” and “Ladies In The 90s” will instantly put you in a good mood. 

Maddie & Tae : https://open.spotify.com/artist/34bhyY8jfKez7uKakMfy4y?si=JdKWQ5BqSdGAU2p-lEnTPA

Maddie and Tae are a country-singing duo that needs to be talked about more. Similar to Megan Moroney, Maddie and Tae have songs for every mood. However, my favorites are their slower songs, such as “One Heart to Another,” “Die From A Broken Heart,” “Friends Don’t,” and “Heart They Didn’t Break.” The slower tempos of these songs perfectly complement their vocals and capture the emotions people feel when experiencing heartbreak or, in the case of “Friends Don’t,” those when people are falling in love. 

Looking for other suggestions? Here are some other artists that also deserve to be mentioned:

Julia Cole : https://open.spotify.com/artist/48rpE75ZIsnfNFyojfYene?si=hITdbJXlQLSA9D7H70d63A&nd=1

My song picks:

  • “Best Worst Ex”
  • “Rather Be Crazy”
  • “Thank God We Broke Up”

Gabby Barrett : https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Iz3eq2aQGFf7TbGT2iahL?si=jc8bey2NTsmdPvHJM56Xyw

My song picks: 

  • “I Hope”
  • “The Good Ones”
  • “Strong”

Erin Kinsey : https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TtSGhhCPt56x4ZPfg7DFq?si=XjsrXXhoT0-cTJyna8I21Q

My song picks:

  • “Just Drive”
  • “Vegas”
  • “Little More Cowboy”

Ashley Cooke: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2qwXeRk8VBAegbUnf3xdyi?si=LiAtVpPxTBWFT91-cEJWKw

My song picks:

  • “tastes like”
  • “mean girl”
  • “never til now”
Sarah McAuliffe

Holy Cross '27

Sarah is a freshman at Holy Cross from Mountain Lakes, NJ. She enjoys going to the beach, going to cute coffee shops, listening to music and hanging out with friends.