Country is one of the most divided genres in music today. It’s one of those that people tend to either love or hate. But regardless of how you feel personally, it’s impossible to deny the impact country music has had. And that’s why any time you hear karaoke being sung, you’re sure to here some country music.
I’ve gathered 25 of the best country karaoke songs for women, so you don’t have to spend hours searching for the perfect track.
Keep reading to learn more about what makes country songs special and how you can prepare for your one-of-a-kind country karaoke night, whether you’re prepping for a girl’s night out or a quiet performance at home.
Why Country Music Is Special To Me
Country has never been my Number-One favorite music genre, but I’ve always had a few favorite country tunes. Johnny Cash, George Strait, and Taylor Swift—during her earlier years in the spotlight—are all country artists whom I respect and whose music I deeply enjoy.
Over the last few years, I have come to count some country songs among my all-time favorites, mostly due to watching the series Nashville. I watched the entire series on Hulu in 2017.
I was blown away by the country tunes written for and performed throughout each episode and started to remember how much I enjoyed some of my favorite country songs from years past. Since then, I have also started singing country songs for karaoke performances to add variety to my setlists.
What makes country songs stand out from the rest? In many cases, these songs are very pure and emotional. They can be especially relevant for female singers. They often contain themes of romance, betrayal, and broken hearts presented in a dramatic yet relatable way that often resonates with women.
Many women can understand the revenge in Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” or the confidence presented in the classic “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” by Nancy Sinatra.
The latter has been my go-to breakup song since high school due to its irresistible themes of feeling empowered after being wronged by a man. If there’s an emotion to feel, the country music of yesterday and today has presented it in a creative and earnest way that’s fun to enjoy through karaoke singing.
Prepare To Sing
Now that you know why it makes sense to try country music for a different feel at karaoke night, it’s time to prepare for your performance. Here are some tips to keep in mind, whether you are a brand-new singer or used to karaoke:
- Pick songs you like. If a song doesn’t resonate with you or makes you uncomfortable, you aren’t going to have fun, which is the main point of singing karaoke songs.
- Drink water. You need to keep your mouth and throat hydrated for health and enjoyment purposes. It makes sense to avoid alcohol while singing for the same reason.
- Don’t be afraid to branch out. While you want to sing songs you enjoy, trying something you aren’t super familiar with or from a male artist can yield interesting results.
Now that you know how to prepare for your karaoke performance, you are ready to pick out songs. Let’s look at 25 of the best country karaoke songs for women of all singing levels.
25 Of The Best Country Karaoke Songs For Women
There are many great country songs to sing for a karaoke performance. Here are 25 of the best from a wide range of artists:
1. “Why Not Me” — The Judds
Here’s a Judds classic that many women can enjoy singing. It’s a unique choice for any karaoke performance.
2. “Mean” — Taylor Swift
If you’ve ever been treated cruelly in school or elsewhere, this song can help you get those emotions out. It’s also incredibly catchy.
3. “Before He Cheats” — Carrie Underwood
I would say that “Before He Cheats” is one of the most famous country songs of all time. If you’ve ever been cheated on, this song is for you.
4. “I Will Always Love You” — Dolly Parton
This slow and powerful ballad is great for karaoke singers new and old. If you want to let someone know how much you love them, this will do the trick.
5. “To Make You Feel My Love” — Garth Brooks
This song by Garth Brooks can easily be adapted to female singers. It has great lyrics and the perfect sound for a karaoke performance.
6. “I Fall To Pieces” — Patsy Cline
This Patsy Cline piece will feel right at home on the karaoke stage if you can’t get over a love or a crush. Modern and classic country fans alike will appreciate its timeless themes.
7. “The Climb” — Miley Cyrus
Younger karaoke fans will remember this Hannah Montana staple. It also has an important message, so if you want to inspire on the karaoke stage, you can’t go wrong with this hit.
8. “Wild Horses” — The Rolling Stones
If you are looking for some classic rock infusion in your country performance, try some Rolling Stones. This song is slow but can get complicated at times, so make sure you’re comfortable singing it before trying it out in front of an audience.
9. “Stuck Like Glue” — Sugarland
If you want something cute and upbeat at karaoke night, this Sugarland favorite is a wonderful choice. “Stuck Like Glue” is a great song to dedicate to someone special.
10. “Need You Now” — Lady A
“Need You Now” really got to my emotions when it was first released. If you want to invoke tears in your audience, choose this country hit.
11. “Our Song” — Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift fans and those who love modern country will respond to “Our Song.” It’s a good choice for new karaoke performers.
12. “I Cross My Heart” — George Strait
George Strait is one of my favorite country singers due to his songs’ earnestness and emotional feel. “I Cross My Heart” is a great example, and women can sing it with ease.
13. “Fancy” — Reba McEntire
“Fancy” is one of Reba McEntire’s most famous songs. Your audience of country fans is almost certain to recognize and love it.
14. “Jolene” — Dolly Parton
“Jolene” is a sad but fun Dolly Parton hit that classic country fans love. If you feel stuck in a love triangle, this song is for you.
15. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” — Shania Twain
This Shania Twain hit is perfect for a girls’ night out or a bachelorette party. You can really let loose and have fun with this song.
16. “Ring Of Fire” — Johnny Cash
If I had to choose a favorite classic country artist, it would be Johnny Cash. I first heard “Ring Of Fire” in high school and couldn’t get enough of it. It’s great for women with deeper voices.
17. “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” — Nancy Sinatra
If you’re fed up with your significant other’s treatment of you, belt out this Nancy Sinatra track. As mentioned above, it’s one of my favorite go-to breakup songs and has been for quite some time.
18. “Goodbye Earl” — The Chicks
If you’re willing to get a little dark with your country karaoke night, “Goodbye Earl” is a must-have on your tracklist. It’s actually quite serious, so make sure you know that your crowd members will respond to it in a positive way.
19. “You Belong With Me” — Taylor Swift
Anyone who has felt jealous of a crush’s feelings for someone else can appreciate this song. It’s fun and simple to sing, too.
20. “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” — Crystal Gayle
This country classic is slow enough for nervous singers but interesting enough for seasoned performers. It’s not the most common karaoke song, so you can add some variety to your set with this track.
21. “I Love A Rainy Night” — Eddie Rabbitt
This song is sung by a man but can easily be sung by a woman, as it has gender-neutral themes. It’s fun and perfect for karaoke during a rainy day or night.
22. “Have Mercy” — The Judds
“Have Mercy” is another staple from The Judds that can add some interest to a karaoke night. Try it out if you’re bored with your normal playlist.
23. “Love Story” — Taylor Swift
“Love Story” is a classic Taylor Swift country hit that just about everyone knows. If you want to perform for a crossover audience, this is a great choice.
24. “Smile” — Uncle Kracker
“Smile” is a cute and lighthearted song. It’s perfect to dedicate to someone special who makes you feel great.
25. “My Song” — Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Clare Bowen
“My Song” is one of my favorite songs from Nashville. It’s an especially important song for women in particular with its messages of empowerment and celebrating individuality.
Now that you know what some of the best country karaoke songs for women are, you are ready to hit the stage with some favorites new and old to wow the crowd. Whether you are brand-new to the karaoke scene or an experienced singer, you can find songs on this list to suit your needs and taste.
Country songs are uniquely soulful with a clean, pure sound that is hard to find in many other genres. You can share this emotional, relatable genre with crowds large and small when you pick out a few songs from this list for your next karaoke performance.