BitchTapes: A Teen's Guide to Current Country


As a sixteen-year-old and lover of country music, I often struggle with the demeaning lyrics about women in mainstream country music perpetuates. However, there have always been a few artists who break that mold and manage to produce great country music with a positive, empowering theme. Country music and feminism are not mutually exclusive. 

Here's a playlist of current artists (and a few old favorites) who achieve just that.

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  1. Gunpowder and Lead by Miranda Lambert
  2. Steal Me Away by Olivia Lane
  3. Man! I Feel Like a Woman by Shania Twain
  4. Pretty Girls Neko Case
  5. Goodbye Earl by The Dixie Chicks
  6. If You Told Me To by Hunter Hayes
  7. Bathroom Sink by Miranda Lambert
  8. Going Out Like That by Reba NcEntire
  9. Love Thing by Olivia Lane
  10. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
  11. Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks
  12. Quarterback by Kira Isabella
  13. Heads Carolina, Tails California by Danielle Bradbury
  14. Mean by Taylor Swift
  15. Girl In A Country Song by Maddie & Tae

Related Listening: Last year, we made a “Feminist Country” mixtape of mostly older artists.


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7 Comments Have Been Posted

Missed One

You can't forget Miranda Lambert's Mama's Broken Heart.

awesome list.

If you're gonna use the cover of "heads carolina" then you can use "bye bye baby" by Jo Dee Messina without doubling up. Definitely need "Follow your Arrow", perhaps "Fancy" and 100% definitely definitely need "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" by Mary-Chapin Carpenter.
If you could find a recording of the uncut version of "The Thunder Rolls" ...
And the woman that wrote "Wide Open Spaces" - Susan Gibson - sometimes in her live performances she sings "her mom yells out 'check the oil'" instead of 'dad' which is a pretty cool little move

kacey musgraves

check her out! i think "follow your arrow" would especially fit in with this list.


This is so great. Thanks for sharing, sister.

I'm personally a fan of Kacey

I'm personally a fan of Kacey Musgraves (Most of her stuff) but "Follow Your Arrow" is pretty spot on.

Right On!

This is awesome. Too often, country music gets belittled and ignored! It's a complicated genre and deserves thoughtful exploration and promotion (like this!)

Nice Playlist

Love the playlist. I also suggest 'Tougher Than a Man' by Cowboy Crush, and 'Remember That' by Jessica Simpson. Great songs :)

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