Country remains one of the most popular genres in American music. While men have a tendency to dominate the awards and accolades  –- look at the sausage fest that is the Country Music Hall of Fame -– country music is home to a constellation of incredible women stars. The Great Pop Culture Debate wants to pay tribute to those incredible women singers and musicians as we debate the Best Female Country Music Artist of all time!

Join host Eric Rezsnyak, GPCD panelists Curtis Creekmore and Jake Lewis, and special guest Nicole Laidlaw as they discuss 16 of the most iconic women in country-music history.

(NOTE: The original title for this episode was Best Country Music Diva, and that is how it is referred to in the episode. We have rebranded to make it easier for listeners to find.)

Play along at home by finding the listener bracket here. Make a copy for yourself, fill it out, and see if your picks match up with ours!

To listen to Round 1, showing how we got to the Sweet 16 down from the Top 32, become a Patreon supporter of the podcast today to access the exclusive Part 1 episode.


Best Solo Musician to Come Out of a Band

Best Karaoke Song

Best Whitney Houston Song

Top 10 SHeDAISY Songs

Round 2 Match-Ups:

Match-Up 1: Dolly Parton (1) vs. Taylor Swift (4)

Match-Up 2: Loretta Lynn (3) vs. LeAnn Rimes (2)

Match-Up 3: Trisha Yearwood (1) vs. Kacey Musgraves (4)

Match-Up 4: Lee Ann Womack (3) vs. Wynonna Judd (2)

Match-Up 5: Reba McEntire (1) vs. Alison Krauss (4)

Match-Up 6: Patsy Cline (3) vs. Carrie Underwood (2)

Match-Up 7: Shania Twain (1) vs. Tanya Tucker (4)

Match-Up 8: Martina McBride (3) vs. Faith Hill (2)

Need a playlist of songs from each of the 32 nominated artists? Here you go:

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Host: Eric Rezsnyak

Panel: Curtis Creekmore, Jake Lewis

Special Guest: Nicole Laidlaw

Producer: Bob Erlenback

Editor: Eric Rezsnyak

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