Today is International Women's Day. A day to honor women all around the world. According to Wikipedia, In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Seeing that I work for a country music radio station, I thought I would honor some female country artitsts by spotlighting my favorites of all time.

1.Trisha Yearwood

She and her husband Garth Brooks are two major reasons I am the country fan that I am today. I fell in love with Trisha's voice the first time I heard "She's In Love With The Boy".

2. Carrie Underwood

It took her audition on American Idol for me to say she was going to win the whole darn thing. I've been a fan ever since.

3. Miranda Lambert

I love her badass, take no crap attitude. She's a redneck chick from Texas and not afraid to show it! I love her tattoo as well. Blake Shelton is a lucky dude!

4. Gretchen Wilson

Another artist who isn't about to change for anyone. She is who she is and I totally dig that.

5. Heidi Newfield

I'm kind of showing a pattern here with my last 3 picks. Another outlaw style artist. Loved her with Trick Pony and was really impressed with her at Countryfest a few years ago.

Who are your favorite female country artists? Do you agree with my list?