10 Female Country Singers From Kentucky

10 Female Country Singers from Kentucky are 1. Loretta Lynn 2. Patty Loveless 3. Wynonna Judd and 7 more. The famous singers from Kentucky include the Old Town Road singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who is a country superstar in his hometown.

Also, it is also home to the family of hip-pop star Jack Harlow. 

Kentucky is famous for its bluegrass genre, but the culture of country music is also deeply rooted in their neighboring state Tennessee which has produced multiple country singers. 

However, the Southern state of the U.S. is known for its Mideast culture. Thus, country music and bluegrass music are also synonymous with state-producing legends like Bill Monroe, Sturgill Simpson, Jean Richie, and Loretta Lynn. 

Kentucky is as popular as its singers, as the artists often express love for the state with their songs. The songs like “Bourbon in Kentucky,” “Love Me Like Kentucky,” and “My Old Kentucky Home” are among the few which is beloved by audiences.

10 Female Country Singers From Kentucky

Laura Bell Bundy Lexington Kentucky
Rebecca Lynn Howard Salyersville, Kentucky
Wynonna Judd Ashland, Kentucky
Mila Mason Dawson Springs, Kentucky
Carly Pearce Taylor Mill, Kentucky
Candy Coburn Western, Kentucky
Tonya Mitchell Kentucky
Sydney Adams Corbin, Kentucky
Abby Hamilton Lexington, Kentucky
Loretta Lynn Butcher Hollow, Kentucy

1. Laura Bell Bundy

Laura Bell Bundy is a singer and actress who was born in Ohio but raised in Kentucky. She has achieved multiple accolades in the short span of her career. 

Before, her singing career, she was a broadway actress who started in Ruthless! The Musical bagged a Drama Desk award in 1993. She was also featured in movies like Jumanji, Life with Mikey, and Dream Girls.

The Jumanji actress seriously considered country music after her debut album “Longing For a Place Already Gone” releasing it in 2007. However, her success came after her second album “Achin and Shakin” she positioned 5th in Billboard Top Country Albums.

The country singer was nominated for American Country Award in the category of music video breakthrough artist for her song “Giddy On Up.

2. Rebecca Lynn Howard

Rebecca Lynn Howard has earned two grammy awards for the cover of the hymn, “Softly and Tenderly” which is the soundtrack of the movie “The Apostle.”

During the short span of her career, the artist has significantly contributed to country music. She has released three studio albums titled, “Rebecca Lynn Howard,” “Forgive,” and “No Rules.” Her single Forgive was able 12th position in the country music charts in 2002.

The country singer began her career as a singer-songwriter, she has worked with popular artists like Patty Loveless, John Michale Montgomery, Lila McCann, and Jessica Andrews. She is also a two-time winner of the International Bluegrass Music Awards.

Howard started her musical journey by singing at the Church but she professionally sings Bluegrass and Country songs rather than Gospel.

3. Wynonna Judd

Wynonna Judd is from Ashland, Kentucky. She is considered a legend in country music, along with her sister Naomi Judd, she formed a duo called The Judds in 1983.

They were one of the best-selling country artists winning five Grammy awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo, group vocal. Also, they are recipients of nine Country Music Association awards. Unfortunately, Naomi passed away on April 30, 2022, by self-inflicted gunshot. 

Moreover, Wynnona’s solo career is equally exciting, as the artist has released nine studio albums, forty-three singles, and one EP throughout her music career. The artist’s best albums are “Wynonna,” “Tell Me Why,” and “Revelations.”

Her above-mentioned three albums were RIAA platinum-certified. She was also nominated for tons of awards including four Grammy nominations for her solo career.

4. Mila Mason

Mila Mason is from the famous place Dawson Springs where a TV show titled “Dawson Creek” was taken from. She is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. 

Mason released three albums throughout her career her first debut album, “That’s Enough of That” performed quite well in terms of its sales, it peaked at 43 positions on the US country chart and 20th position on the Canadian Country chart. 

Similarly, her second album “The Strong One” was able to achieve 38th position in the US Country charts and 31st position in the US Heat charts. Her album single of the same title also performed well in the singles charts as well. 

However, she failed to achieve her former glory in her third album “Stained Glass Window” her singles from the album were Maybe, Maybe Not, God Bless the Children, and Run Like a Girl got significant country radio play and grew popular around music enthusiasts. 

5. Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce is a Grammy award winner with multiple awards and accolades win as well. Pearce’s music diverts from the traditional country as it also includes a contemporary country-pop style. 

The singer has released three studio albums “Every Little Thing,” “Carly Pearce,” and “29: Written In Stone.” She received Grammy for her duet with Ashley McBryde in the category of Best Country Duo/ Group Performance.

Similarly, the artist’s single “Hide The Wine” reached number 13 on Billboard Country Airplay. Her song “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Lee Brice reached number one on Billboard Country Airplay. The country singer achieved success from her singles rather than albums.

6. Candy Coburn

Candy Coburn has released three albums and multiple singles throughout her career. Her most notable song is “Pink Warrior” which is well-received by the audience. 

Pink Warrior is an anthem to fight against cancer. She wrote the song after witnessing her grandmother’s long battle with cancer. She was reached out by Susan G. Komen for the cure organization, where she donated the proceeds of the song to charities. 

Coburn performed Pink Awrrior for the parade of 3,600 breast cancer survivors who represented eighteen countries, the event took place at the National Mall in Washington D.C in 2009. 

The artist’s song includes the Southern Rock style in her music. Her first album “Enjoy the Ride” and her second album “Rev It Up” performed quite well, she collaborated with multiple country artists and performed the song in music festivals.

7. Tonya Mitchell

Actress, singer and model Tonya Mitchell was born on August 21, 1982, in Madisonville. 

The 39-year-old artist came to fame after she performed country music at St. Jude’s hospital in 1998. The singer’s performance was noticed by Bill Bomar who was the grandfather of Justin Timberlake. 

Through the fate of luck, the two got acquainted and her gravitating performance led the artist to sing in Timberlake’s music management company JustinTime Entertainment. But the artist released her debut album from Universal records. 

She released her debut album “I Represent” in 2001, and the song was featured in the top 38 positions on Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. The artist also went on multiple tours after the release of her album.

Unfortunately on July 2001, her father passed away which led the singer to retire from the music industry, as she dropped out from Universal Records.

8. Sydney Adams

Sydney Adams loves her birthplace with passion, and the artist often reiterates that Kentucky is her home and holds a special place in her heart. 

According to the singer, she has been performing since she was only twelve. She has released her first EP “Always Home to Me (2019).” Adams released her single “A Lot Like You (2022). The young artist from Kentucky is a promising artist in country music. 

She is born and grew up in Kentucky, she is a young and passionate woman who loves traditional country and bluegrass music. 

9. Abby Hamilton

Abby Hamilton has a background in the musical family. Her great-aunts were gospel singers and she often sings at church and family gatherings as well.

Hamilton has released a debut EP titled “Afraid of the Dark (2017)” which consists of songs like 50s Dream, Broke Girl Blues, Flowers, Broke Girl, Waitin’, When Your Love Hits Me, and Johnny Boy. The artist released her second EP in 2022 which is “Afraid of the Dark.”

Likewise, she is a promising artist who is likely to achieve significant accolades throughout her career. Her songs have also received wide praise from critics and audiences.

10. Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn has made significant accomplishments throughout the six decades of her country music career. The 90-year-old artist passed away on October 4, 2022. times. 

Lynn has been nominated for 18 Grammy awards and the artist won the award three times, she is one of the most decorated singers in the history of country music. Throughout her career, she released 50 studio albums. 

Her best albums were “Loretta Lynn Sings,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Honky Tonk Angles,” and “All My Best.” The artist’s album achieved multiple platinum and gold certifications.