Welcome back to to the Friday Five, our weekend playlist to get your Friday started off right. This week, in honor of Women’s History Month, all songs feature a female singer.
1. XXX’s and OOO’sÂ byÂ Trisha Yearwood
This song is sweet but packs a punch. Trisha sings about an American girl, “Trying to make it in her Daddy’s world.” A beautiful message to work hard and stay true to yourself.
2. If I Die Young by The Band Perry
Kimberly Perry, lead vocalist in The Band Perry, is bringing a young, fresh sound to the genre and topping country charts to boot with her brothers and band mates, Reid Perry and Neil Perry. “If I Die Young” is a slower song by The Band Perry, but it’s lyrics are eloquent and the instrumental background matches the song’s deep meaning.
3. Settlin’ by Sugarland
Sugarland’s 2006 hit “Settlin'” hit home with listeners everywhere. An empowering message for men and women alike, there’s no need for anyone to, “settle for less than anything.”
4. Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood
Sometimes all it takes to get a fan choked up is hearing a heartfelt song directed towards Mama as her daughter’s about to get married. It’s an experience shared by many, and this song captures all the emotions involved.
5. Crazy by Patsy Cline
A classic, pining love song tops off our list of songs by female artists. Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” is an all time favorite of country listeners everywhere. Even though it’s a slow song, you can sing along at the top of your lungs while you croon into your hair brush, or so we’ve heard.
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