Women fill ranks of year’s best country albums


This has been an exceptional year for women in country music. Just ask Rolling Stone.

The music magazine just announced its list of the 40 best country and Americana albums of 2019, and female singers and groups are especially well represented. In fact, seven of the top 10 albums are by women, and a total of 17 albums by women made the list.

Here are the women in Rolling Stone’s top 10:

# 10 Michaela Anne, ‘Desert Dove’# 10 Michaela Anne, ‘Desert Dove’

# 8 Our Native Daughters, ‘Songs of Our Native Daughters’# 8 Our Native Daughters, ‘Songs of Our Native Daughters’

# 7 Kelsey Waldon, ‘White Noise/White Lines’# 7 Kelsey Waldon, ‘White Noise/White Lines’

# 4 The Highwomen, ‘The Highwomen’# 4 The Highwomen, ‘The Highwomen’

# 3 Yola, ‘Walk Through Fire’# 3 Yola, ‘Walk Through Fire’

# 2 Miranda Lambert, ‘Wildcard’# 2 Miranda Lambert, ‘Wildcard’

# 1 Tanya Tucker, ‘While I’m Livin”# 1 Tanya Tucker, ‘While I’m Livin”