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For The First Time Since 2020, Three Solo Female Songs Chart In Top 10 On Country Radio

It's about damn time, ladies. This is proof that the we run the world, and we're here to stay. Furthermore, two of the three songs have an underlying message of empowering women - an absolute win. Gender inequality has long plagued the music scene, sometimes particularly in country. Much progress still needs to be made but we sure are heading in the right direction.


At the #6 position is "Pick Me Up" by Gabby Barrett. This track is a single off of the American Idol alum's 2020 project, Goldmine. She's also known for songs like "Good Ones" and "I Hope," the latter of which pop star Charlie Puth features on.




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2022's hottest breakout star, Lainey Wilson, claims the #8 position with "Heart Like A Truck," the current single off of her sophomore album Bell Bottom Country. This is a huge triumph for the queen of flare jeans and reigning CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year. The personal and inspirational ballad describes the singer's grit as she rose to the top of the country music scene, finally finding the success she deserves after many years of persevering. She is showing girls everywhere that they can do anything they put their minds to. As the song continues to climb, it would be Lainey's 3rd #1, after "Never Say Never" and "Things A Man Oughta Know."




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Last but not least, the phenomenal "What He Didn't Do" by superstar Carly Pearce just entered the top 10 on Sunday. The final single of her 29 era, it details her decision to leave her now ex-husband, as he failed to give her what she truly deserved. While Carly herself has always let fans know how music and writing aids her healing process, she's far from the only one that the song saved. On social media, as well as notes and posters written for the star, countless women shared that this song gave them the strength to leave their own toxic exes and realize their self-worth. Carly is a lifeline for many of her fans, and an inspiration to us all - we're so immensely proud of her.




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We're so happy to see the women of country taking over, and hope it stays this way. Overall, in the music scene, women deserve as much (if not more) airplay and recognition as men. Singers like these three are paving the way for the future of the genre.



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