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article imageOp-Ed: Top 5 country songs by new female artists

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 22, 2014 in Music
While country music was primarily dominated by men, here are five songs by rising female country artists that have made an impact on the genre this year.
At No. 5, is Danielle Bradbery's "Young in America," which is the The Voice champ's follow-up to her lead single "The Heart of Dixie." "Young in America" has a liberating theme and youthful vibe to it, and her vocals are crystalline and refreshing.
At No. 4, is Elizabeth Lyons' "#Party Rules." While she released two solid singles this summer, "#PartyRules," is my absolute favorite. It is fun, upbeat and rocking, and in the song, she sets up her own party rules for one to have a good time. Well done.
Country singer Elizabeth Lyons
Country singer Elizabeth Lyons
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At No. 3, is Maggie Rose's "Girl In Your Truck Song." The term "bro-country," which deals with drinking, fun party songs and gorgeous girls, has been such a popular theme this year, and Maggie Rose is one of the few female artists that has recorded a female rebuttal to that, and she succeeds with "Girl In Your Truck Song," as she pays homage to some of the popular "bro country" songs such as Cole Swindell's "Chillin' It," Brad Paisley's "Mud on the Tires," Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here" and Jason Aldean's "Tattoos on this Town," among others.
At No. 2, is RaeLynn's breakthrough single "God Made Girls." Her song is sweet, as is the twang in her voice. It is pure ear candy, and she displays an enormous amount of talent for a 20-year-old singer-songwriter. Her music video for the tune is whimsical, fun and creative.
At No. 1, is country-rocker Lindsay Ell's new single "Shut Me Up." Her single is upbeat, guitar-driven, sassy and unapologetic. Her attitude and delivery of the song is infectious. Watch out Miranda Lambert, this girl is going places.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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