Country music has become a genre that has made its way into the hearts of many listeners. There are many reasons to fall in love with country music and some of them are; country stars put on the best concerts, country lyrics and music come straight from the heart of the performer, country music tells a story and country artists love their fans.
Country music is filled with so many talented artists out there but looking specifically at the female singers they bring a certain je ne sai Quoi. Female country singers don’t just bring beauty but they also bring versatility, killer vocals, and a big net worth. So let’s take a look at the 10 richest female country singers.
10 Kacey Musgraves Net Worth $10 Million
Kacey Musgraves was born on August 21, 1988, in Golden, Texas and she is an American country singer and songwriter. In her career as a country singer, she has won six Grammy Awards, four Country Music Association Awards and three Academy of Country Music Awards. She has won the grammy award for Best Country Album in 2018. Kacey Musgraves began songwriting as a child at the age of 8 years old.
This only goes to show her love and passion for music. Her music is unique as it has talked about topics that are far from ordinary that listeners are used to such as love, friendship, heartbreak and growing up. Musgraves has written songs that speak out about LGBT acceptance, and marijuana use.
9 Lee Ann Womack Net Worth: $20 Million
Lee Ann Womack is a country singer, who like Taylor Swift has mixed pop with country in her music. Her album I Hope You Dance contained a distinct sound, using pop music components versus a traditional country sound.
Lee Ann Womack has got a lot to show for her career as a country singer as she has won five Academy of Country Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, and a Grammy Award. She was born in Jacksonville Texas and has been successful with sales with her albums selling over 6 million albums all over the world.
8 Sheryl Crow Net Worth: $40 Million
Sheryl Crow is famous for her hit songs “All I Wanna Do,” “If It Makes You Happy,” and “Soak Up The Sun.” Sheryl Crow is unique with her ability to blend country with rock and pop as well with her music. Country, pop, and rock mesh well together and she’s made it work well with her songs.
Sheryl Crow has toured with artists like Michael Jackson, where she was a backup singer on his “Bad World” tour. Sheryl Crow is worth her $40 million net worth as she has earned thirty-two Grammy nominations and has won sixteen awards, including nine Grammys. At 57 years old, she is still active in the music industry and performing. Did you know that in September of 2019 Sheryl Crow did a duet song with country sensation Chris Stapleton called “Tell Me When It’s Over” with CMT Crossroads? The video of them playing the song together is available on Youtube.
7 Miranda Lambert Net Worth: $45 Million
Miranda Lambert is no ordinary woman. Of course, she’s a talented and rich country singer but she has been through a lot. In fact, did you know that she went through homelessness as a child? But if she didn’t experience this then she wouldn’t have had the inspiration to write her song “The House That Built Me.”
Even from her childhood, she knew she was destined to become a country singer as in school she was voted “Most Likely to Become a Country Singer.” Miranda recorded her first demo at the age of 16 but the songs she recorded were more pop, which she wasn’t a fan of and this motivated her to learn guitar and create her own music.
6 Faith Hill Net Worth: $80 Million
Faith Hill made the decision at the age of 19 to drop out of school and pursue her career as a singer. During her career, Faith Hill was positively impacted by singers like Elvis Presley and Reba McEntire. Faith Hill is a successful country singer who is married to country singer Tim Mcgraw.
The two met in 1995 and then got married in 1996. So, when you put two country singers together what does that get you? A duet that’s a smash hit. This duet also won a Grammy Award and the song was called “Let’s Make Love.” Faith Hill also got the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl XXXIV.
5 Carrie Underwood Net Worth – $85 million
Carrie Underwood will always be remembered as the 2006 winner of American Idol, but what many people may not know is that American Idol worked as an internship towards her credits for college. It may also be hard to believe, but Carrie Underwood never had any formal singing lessons.
Carrie Underwood began singing as young as three years old. Then as she got older at age fourteen she auditioned for the record label capitol records. Carrie Underwood married former NHL hockey player Mike Fisher who played for the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators in his NHL career.
4 Reba McEntire Net Worth – $95 million
Reba McEntire is not only famous for being a country singer but also an actress. She appeared on her self-titled TV series, Reba. Before her solo career as a country artist, she was in a trio singing group with her sisters called “Singing McEntires.”
Reba is a true countrywoman as she grew up on a cattle ranch as a child and then as an adult, she also ran her own cattle ranch that was located in Oklahoma. Some of Reba’s closest friends are also country singers such as Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood. With twenty-eight certified gold albums, she has easily become one of the most prosperous
3 Taylor Swift Net Worth – $360 million
Taylor Swift started out her career as a country singer but then transitioned and experimented with genres such as pop, pop-country, and synth-pop. Today pop-country has become a popular genre and country is being blended with other genres like rap as well. She was named after the singer James Taylor.
Her $360 million net worth is well deserved as she has won eleven American Music Awards, seven Grammy Awards, and six Country Music Association Awards. Taylor Swift has also made history with country music as she is the first country singer to win an MTV Video Music award. Her song “You Belong With Me,” in 2009 earned her the Best Female Video award.
2 Shania Twain Net Worth: $400 Million
Shania Twain is famous for her catchy and female-empowering hits “I’m Gonna Getcha Good,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and “Man I Feel Like A Woman!” She began singing at the age of just 10 years old. Despite Shania being a country singer she has co-written a pop song with pop star Britney Spears.
The song appeared on Britney’s album Oops…I Did It Again and is called “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know.” Shania’s songs have also appeared in the soundtracks of the popular TV series “The Gilmore Girls” and “The Big Bang Theory.” It may be hard to believe that at one point Shania had to work to earn money for singing lessons by cleaning the home of her voice coach. Now she has a net worth of $400 million.
1 Dolly Parton Net Worth: $500 Million
Yes, Dolly Parton is the richest female country singer on our list. She was born in Tennessee on January 19th. At 73 years old she is still performing and also making movies. In 2019 she came out with the TV series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. To say that Dolly Parton is talented is an understatement as she has been nominated 47 times in the Grammy Awards and has won eight. Dolly Parton got a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019.
Parton received her very first star back in 1984. Dolly Parton started off as a Pop singer as the record label she was with in 1965 didn’t view her as a country singer. But then as time progressed she finally got her opportunity to record country music after her song “Put It Off Until Tomorrow” reached number six on the country charts.