It's been awhile since we made a Lady Country BitchTapes. I thought today might be a good one to re-visit some of the kick-ass ladies that have rocked the country music scene.
1. Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Since 1980, 9 to 5 has been an anthem for women demanding a fair workplace. This is one of many Dolly songs about fair wages and labor rights.
2. June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower
June Carter Cash was one half of The Carter Sisters, one of country music's first girl groups.
3. Loretta Lynn - The Pill
Loretta Lynn celebrated 50 years in the music industry this week. Did anyone else catch Lynn on Fresh Air on Wednesday? Radio stations refused to play this song when it was released in 1973 (but then they had to because Lynn's fans wouldn't stop demanding to hear it).
4. Lucinda Williams - My Big Red Sun Blues
Lucina Williams has been making breathtaking music since 1978.
5. Patsy Cline - I Go Walking After Midnight
This song made Cline one of the very first country singers to have a crossover hit.
6. The Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl
This revenge song evokes the same feelings as Thelma and Louise does.
7. Two Nice Girls - I Spent My Last $10 (on Birth Control and Beer)
My favorite line from this song: "I spent my last ten dollars on birth control and beer/My life was so much simpler when I was sober and queer"
8. Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
And we'll end it with another one from Dolly, because I just can't help it.
Which country music ladies do you love? Leave a comment and let me know!