Although I usually prefer male voices over female voices, lately I’ve come across women who can really rock and it’s been a pleasure playing their words on my radio show. What’s even more exciting is that these women come from all different places and their music styles zig zag across all kinds of genres. Some of them even come from a little show called The Voice.
In celebration of my recent findings over the last year, I decided to compile a list of the best of the latest. While some of the artists on this list have been around awhile (Melissa Etheridge, Stevie Nicks, LeAnn Rimes, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood), others came onto the scene more recently (Lorde, Florence Welch, Lzzy Hale) and have made a huge impact in a short period of time.
Below is a list of female singers worth your time (and iTunes coin) and one of my favorite songs by each of them. A few of my favorites are covers – not because their original work isn’t stellar but because I’m impressed by their ability to make the covers their own. Enjoy!
Miranda Lambert – “Fastest Girl in Town”
The Nashville female cast members – “Wrong Song”
LeAnn Rimes – “Gasoline and Matches”
Carrie Underwood – “Flat on the Floor”
Gretchen Wilson – “Outlaws and Renegades”
Melissa Etheridge – “Ain’t That Bad”
Lzzy Hale – “Goldust Woman”
Stevie Nicks – “The Dealer”
Grace Potter – “Paris”
Queens of Dogtown – “Remember Yesterday”
Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
Lorde – “Royals”
Florence Welch – “Dog Days Are Over”
Anita Antoinette – “Rude”
Bria Kelly – “Steamroller Blues”
Sarah Simmons – “Mama Knows Best”