10 Country Bands With Female Lead Singers

Bands and groups like Sugarland, Little Big Town, The Chicks, and Lady A among others have females as their lead singers.
Bands and groups like Sugarland, Little Big Town, The Chicks, and Lady A among others have females as their lead singers. ( Source : instagram )

Country bands with female lead singers are 1. The Highwomen 2. The Chicks 3. Little Big Town. These singers are all great band leaders.

The genre of Country music originated in the southern and southwestern states of America during the 1920s. Cowboys hats and boots are two of the most important clothing items that define its music and fashion.

More often than not listeners find nostalgic emotions and feelings within this music. There is also amazing instrumentation with acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddles, and harmonicas among others.

The lyrics often tend to explain the beautiful stories or experiences of the artists. 

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1. Lady A

Lady A members during their performance at the c2c festival in Dublin in March 2023
Lady A members during their performance at the c2c festival in Dublin in March 2023( Source : instagram )

Lady A comes in the number one spot on our list. Hillary Scott is the lead and background vocalist of the group. 

The next two members are Charles Kelley who is also a vocalist as well as their guitarist, and Dave Haywood who plays guitar, piano, and mandolin when needed.

Lady A has been active in the music industry since 2006 and is signed to Capitol Nashville and Big Machine. The four-time AMAs and seven times Grammy award winners, the band has released 9 studio albums to date along with 2 extended plays among many other projects in their discography.

The group has a huge 1.5 million Instagram followers count and a massive 3,728,528 followers on Spotify where 8,441,580 people listen to their music monthly.

2. Little Big Town

Little Big Town members pictured in Los Angeles on February 11, 2023
Little Big Town members pictured in Los Angeles on February 11, 2023( Source : instagram )

Little Big Town sits comfortably in second place on our list. Karen Fairchild and Kimberley Schlapman both sing lead vocals.

The band is made up of four members. There are two females in the group since the band alternates its lead vocalist based on their song's needs.

LBT has been active in the music industry since 1998 and is still going strong. Originating from Homewood in Alabama, they are primarily known for singing country songs.

Signed to multiple records, LBT has released 10 studio albums to date among other projects in their discography. Their latest studio album named Mr. Sun was released recently on September 16, 2022.

The four-time Grammy Award winner and the 2017 AMAs winner, LBT has a massive 1.2 million Instagram followers. They also maintain a Spotify followers count of 2,661,244 and 5,075,506 monthly listeners.

3. The Chicks

The Chicks performing at the Greek Theater in LA on July 2022
The Chicks performing at the Greek Theater in LA on July 2022( Source : instagram )

The Chicks are a Texas band with three female singers. They are Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, and Emily Strayer. 

The band has been around since 1989 and used to be known as the Dixie Chicks. The Chicks have been a very successful band and they have a plethora of award wins to show for it.

They have won eight Academy of Country Music Awards along with four AMAs, seven BMAs, and thirteen Grammys among so many other awards they have in their showcase.

With eight studio albums out, they also have two live albums and five video albums among other musical projects in their discography. They have a massive Instagram following of 376k followers.

The Chicks have an official Spotify account with 1,351,243 followers and 4,774,577 people listening to their music every month.

4. The Band Perry

Three siblings from The Band Perry in 2021
Three siblings from The Band Perry in 2021( Source : instagram )

The Band Perry is a three-person musical group involving three siblings. Their singer is Kimberly Perry.

The country music group was active from 2005 until they recently decided to go on a hiatus to focus on their solo careers.

The band also includes Reid Perry on bass guitar while third member Neil Perry plays mandolin and bouzouki.

Originating in Mississippi, the Grammy award-winning group has two studio albums and four extended plays in their discography among other musical projects.

They have a massive Instagram following of 335K and boast 1,566,565 followers on Spotify. 2,283,295 people listen to their music monthly.

5. Sugarland

Sugarland duo performing at Albuquerque in August 2019
Sugarland duo performing at Albuquerque in August 2019( Source : instagram )

Sugarland is a two-person country music act that was formed in 2002. The band's singer is Jennifer Nettles.

Originating in Douglas, Georgia, the band initially had Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, and Kristen Hall to begin with. But Hall left the group in 2005.

Kristian and Jennifer took a hiatus in 2012 and focused on solo projects but they had a reunion in 2017 and are still associated with the group. Jennifer is the lead vocalist whereas Kristian does the vocals as well as guitar and mandolin.

They have won 2 Grammys and one AMA among other several awards thanks to their six studio albums over the years. With an Instagram following of 116k, we can see how they have influenced many people with their music.

Sugarland also enjoys a massive Spotify following of 1,829,993 with 2,066,808 monthly listeners.

6. Pistol Annies

Pistol Annies pictured during their performance in Vegas on November 2022
Pistol Annies pictured during their performance in Vegas on November 2022( Source : instagram )

Pistol Annies is a three-piece band from Nashville. The singers are Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley.

The girl group is signed with Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville. Since the group's formation in 2011, they were together until 2013, when they took a temporary hiatus.

Making a comeback in 2017, they are still going strong. The group has four studio albums released to date with their latest one coming out on October 22, 2021.

Pistol Annies were also nominated for the 2020 Grammys as their third album, Interstate Gospel was up for the Best Country Album award.

They have a considerable Instagram following of 189k. 612,419 people follow Pistol Annies's official Spotify account with 514,604 people listening to their music on a monthly basis on the platform.

7. The Highwomen

The Highwomen attend the 2019 CMA Awards
The Highwomen attend the 2019 CMA Awards( Source : instagram )

The Highwomen was formed in 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The singers are Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires.

It is a country music supergroup with four already-established musicians and singers who came together to form this group.

They released their first album on September 6, 2019, under Elektra labels, which sold 86,100 copies in the States. The Highwomen also won a Grammy for their song "Crowded Table" in 2020.

With 188K Instagram followers, they also have a significant number of Spotify followers with 129,060. 542,747 people listen to their music monthly.

8. Runaway June

Runaway June attended the Today in Nashville show on April 4, 2023
Runaway June attended the Today in Nashville show on April 4, 2023( Source : instagram )

Runaway June is comparably a new country music group. Their singer is Stevie Woodward.

Established in 2015, the group originated in Nashville, Tennessee. They are signed with BBR music group record label.

Since its inception, the group has released one studio album and three extended plays. Their album, Blue Roses which came out on June 28, 2019, successfully peaked at number 2 on the top heatseekers chart.

Aside from Woodward, the current members of the band include Jennifer Wayne and Natalie Stovall. 

Runaway June has a large Instagram following of 105k. Similarly, they also have a respectable followers count on Spotify with 117,769 and 241,373 people listening to their music on the platform every month.

9. The Judds

A throwback picture of the mother-daughter duo in December 4, 1991
A throwback picture of the mother-daughter duo in December 4, 1991 ( Source : instagram )

The Judds were a country music duo formed in 1983. Their singer was Wynonna Judd.

Judds was a collaboration between a mother and daughter Naomi and Wynonna. With the passing away of Naomi on April 30, 2022, at the age of 76, the future of the group was hampered.

However, Wynonna stated that she would be performing under the name "The Judds" in late 2022, which she did with other fellow artists in honor of her mom.

With Naomi gone, we don't know if the Judds will ever come back but the group has made a huge impact across generations. The Judds' Spotify account has 679,607 followers and 1,367,382 people listen to their music monthly. 

10. SHeDAISY

SHeDAISY shared a throwback picture of the three sisters walking down their first ever red carpet on their Facebook in 2015
SHeDAISY shared a throwback picture of the three sisters walking down their first ever red carpet on their Facebook in 2015( Source : facebook )

SHeDAISY was also a three-member country music group consisting of three sisters. The singers were Kristyn Osborn, Kelsi Osborn, and Kassidy Osborn.

The group was active from 1989 until 1991 during its first iteration and from 1999 to 2011 for its second go around. They originated in Magna, Utah.

Signed to RCA Nashville, West-Sound, and Lyric Street the band was also known as the Osborn sisters. Together they released 5 studio albums, with their last album "Fortuneteller's Melody" coming out on March 14, 2006.

With 339,189 followers on their official Spotify account, they have 165,528 monthly listeners of their music on the platform. 

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