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’s by 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.

Trisha Yearwood
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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.

The Band Perry
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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.”

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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.

Carrie Underwood
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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.

Patsy Cline

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