Country music 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. So for Season 9, the Great Pop Culture Debate is going to pay tribute to those incredible women singers and musicians, as we debate the Best Country Music Diva — and we want YOUR opinions!
Below find a list of just about every significant women artist in country music history. (If you’re taking the poll on a mobile device, we recommend clicking here for ease of use.) They are organized alphabetically by first name. Did we miss your favorite country music diva? Add their name in the space provided and we may discuss them in the episode!
And make sure to share the poll with any other country-music fans you know. The more votes we get, the better balanced the bracket will be!
The poll will run until December 15, 2023. Make sure to submit your answer by then!
The 32 top vote-getters will be discussed in Season 9 of the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast, debuting in 2024. Find out more at greatpopculturedebate.com.