These Are The Hottest Women in Country Music Right Now – 2023 Edition

A little later this year, it’s time to announce the 10 hottest women in country music in 2023. For the third year in a row, we held a poll and asked our readings to rank the qualified women from 1 to 10. To qualify, each of these women had to rank on one of the year end billboard charts. These charts are made up of the top streaming, radio airplay, and purchased songs for the entire 2022 year. Then, we took all these women and put them on the list. In 2023, we had 18 talented women eligible for this list. I am happy to announce that 2023 was the record for votes in this poll. Thank you for everyone who missed Beats Beer Bonfires and thank you for coming back. Without further a due though, here is the list.

10. Carly Pearce

Let’s get the list started off very strong. Carly has been on the list all three years we’ve done it. She’s been all over the list, being as high as #2 and as low as #10. This just is based on how we do the voting, but being a mainstay says a lot about her looks… beautiful. As for her music, it’s still fantastic. She is still riding the divorce a little bit, and I’m hoping her next album is based on a new muse, but every song of her’s still hits hard. Carly has quietly become potential the biggest name in country music for a woman. I hope she stays close to her Kentucky roots in making great country music for years to come.

9. Katelyn Brown

Is Katelyn a country singer? Maybe not, but her and her husband Kane topped the country charts last year, so she qualifies for the list. Maybe Katelyn is a flash in the pan with a country career. Maybe she gets the Gwen Stefani treatment and pops up on more of Kane’s songs. Either way, Katelyn gets to make her debut on the hottest women in country list.

8. Ingrid Andress

Ingrid has had an up and down start to her country career. She brings elements of pop to her performances, as she started writing music in LA. Her debut album was a massive success and went double platinum. She hasn’t had much radio success since that album, but her fans have continuously shown out and listened to her music. In fact, she has multiple platinum selling songs that didn’t perform well at radio. I’m not sure what Ingrid has in store for her career, but with the fanbase she has, she will be around for a long time.

7. Hailey Whitters

The second of three newcomers to this list is Hailey Whitters. The 33-year-old from Iowa is riding the viral success of “Everything She Ain’t” all the way to #7 on this list. I had the opportunity to see Hailey perform a few months ago, and she’s an absolute force. I also made my TikTok debut when my girlfriend posted a video of me and my buddies dancing along to the song. I don’t know a ton about Hailey right now. She liked a video of my dog so that’s cool, but I expect her to be hitting the top of the charts in the next few years.

6. Gabby Barrett

The future Carrie Underwood ironically finishes right under Carrie on the list. A top 3 voice on here, Gabby is still only 23 years old, yet a mainstay in country. Gabby has released four singles in her career, but three of them have been platinum sellers. Her career has been quiet it feels since she had her two kids. I expect once her family gets established and she is ready to hit the road again, Gabby will become a massive star. Her songs bring elements of country music that make it easy to listen to. Her sound also straddles the line of mainstream enough to appeal to a wide audience. Gabby is another artist that I would expect to be on this list for a long time. She’s going to explode again like she did with “I Hope” early on.

5. Carrie Underwood

The modern-day country queen, Carrie stays on the list for the third time. What’s there to say about Carrie, She has the best voice in the world, and she’s an all-time great. She’s has the honor of being the oldest on the list at 40 years old. That just goes to show that she is aging amazingly. Despite being the oldest, she’s going to outlast a lot of these younger women, both on the list and career longevity. Carrie released a new single in March “Out of that Truck” which might indicate a new album coming soon. That would be a surprise from Carrie, generally she waits at least three years between albums. Either way she’s still the best, still royalty, and still a mainstay on the hottest women in country list.

4. Lauren Alaina

Laurena Alaina is the 4th of the 5 artists who have been on all three editions of this list and gets her highest ranking in 2023. Lauren got to double dip a little bit, as her duet with Dustin Lynch “Thinkin’ Bout You” got to keep her on the list. It’s a shame this is the case, Lauren is the top artist on my list of talented singers who continue to get screwed by radio. She last released music in 2021, so hopefully that means a major hit is coming in 2023. I’ll be on the Lauren Alaina train forever, and hopefully the rest of the world catches up soon.

3. Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini is the highest-ranking girl who has been on all three editions of this list. After a divorce in 2022 from Morgan Evans, Kelsea seemed destined to be the most bachelorette in the genre. But, any hopes of her being on the market were crushed quickly. She recently has been confirmed to be dating Outer Banks star Chase Stokes. As her relationship with Stokes grew and became more public, a bitter battle between her and Morgan Evans started. Kelsea threw a lot of shade at him in her recent EP “Rolling up the Welcome Mat” in response to his single “Over For You.” Kelsea has been one of the most consistent country artists in terms of chart performance over the past few years. Is a jump to pop coming soon? As she seems to continue her quest to be the next Taylor Swift, anything is possible.

2. Megan Moroney

Megan may have benefitted from being in the right place right time in 2022. That doesn’t mean she isn’t a force going forwards. The talented singer exploded in the fall of 2022 with “Tennessee Orange.” The song got released with Tennessee football being the best they have been in a long time, ranking as high as #1 this season. Rumors of her and Morgan Wallen being a couple only threw more fuel on the fire of Megan’s career. While I have no doubt that Megan would’ve broken out, she became an overnight success. Big things are in store for Megan going forward. She may no longer be with Morgan Wallen, but she has developed a stable enough platform to grow her own following and be a star for years to come.

1. Lainey Wilson

We have finally arrived at the #1 spot and who else but the fastest rising star in the genre. Lainey Wilson was on fire in 2022. She released the mega album “Bell Bottom Country” in November. She teamed with Cole Swindell on the hit song “Never Say Never.” She teamed with Hardy on “wait in the truck” which might be the biggest song by the end of 2023. Her own single, “Heart Like a Truck” hit #1. Her music is now being featured in Ram truck commercials.

Lainey hasn’t only watched her music soar in success recently. Her entire brand is. In 2022, she landed a major role in a little show called “Yellowstone” and showed that she is a fantastic actor. She also went viral for… her ass. It’s her to not have the girl who went viral for having a dump truck following her wherever she goes at the #1 position. So yes, Lainey takes the #1 spot for 2023, and she might not let it go for a long time.

Thank you for taking the time to read another hottest women in country music article! If you enjoyed this, check out the 2022 and 2021 articles.


These are the 10 Hottest Women in Country Music Right Now: 2021 Edition

Update: 2023 Edition available here

In one of the most enjoyable articles I’ve written. I’m going to count down the ten hottest girls in country music right now. There were no specifics on how to judge hot, besides just who is attractive. This list was formed by voting from both men and women, so don’t come at me with any sexiest bullshit. I’m just the messenger in this operation. The list was taken from any female artist who had a hot 100 country song in 2020. I disqualified Taylor Swift because fuck Taylor Swift. After the dust settled here are who my crew picked as the ten hottest females in country.

        I just wanted to say that while writing this article I realized the quality of country music by women is higher than it’s been in a while. I wrote multiple times that I really like a song by an artist, and I completely mean it. As a true country music fan, I don’t want to hear “80s Mercedes” or “Miss Me More.” I want stuff that feels like it actually belongs on country radio. All ten of these women did that last year, and while I might not be a big fan of “Bluebird” at least I feel like it’s a country song. Without further adue, here are our top ten hottest women in country music.

10. Ingrid Andress

            With her first single, “More Hearts Than Mine” reaching top 5 on country radio, Andress came out of the gates hard on her career. The song is one of the best female sang songs I’ve heard in a while. The 29-year-old also released the album “Lady Like” which was met with outstanding reviews. Andress gains points because she often posts pictures of herself in attractive outfits but loses points because she doesn’t really fit the country girl mold that a lot of people on this site enjoy in a girl. She gives off Los Angeles vibes, which doesn’t help her in the country genre.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (10474303j) Ingrid Andress 53rd Annual CMA Awards, Arrivals, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, USA – 13 Nov 2019

9. Maddie Font

            The blonde member of Maddie and Tae, Maddie gives off the more relatable cute girl vibes than other celebrities give. Maddie recently got married, which is good for her husband, but hurts the bachelors of the world. Her Instagram is a mix of goofy pictures, husband appreciation posts, and career highlights.

8. Nelly Joy

            Most people don’t know her by name, but Nelly Joy is a member of Gone West, a band who had moderate success in 2020 with the single, “What Could’ve Been.” I couldn’t really tell you much about Nelly Joy, besides that she is a good looking blonde from Texas. I’m not really sure what she does in the band, I’m not sure what her background is, I don’t even really know anything about her band. However she got voted onto this list because she isn’t bad to look at.

7. Miranda Lambert

            She isn’t my type, which might have hurt her a little bit, but she is many other guys types. Out of everyone who voted, I was the only person to leave Lambert off my list. She has been a staple of country music for a long time, and finally got the success that she hasn’t been getting in a few years now when “Bluebird” topped the radio charts. Lambert is another female who recently got married, and isn’t the last one on the list, to a New York cop. Lambert has a mix of a country girl but also hippie vibe going, one pic she is walking with her horses, and in another she is wearing feather earrings. Although Lambert isn’t one of my favorites, she is one of the top women in a genre that is incredibly harsh on women and deserves more recognition than she gets.

6. Taylor Dye

            The other half of Maddie and Tae, I admit that I had a huge crush on her from the early days of her career. Since then we have both grown up a bit more, and the crush has faded, but she still isn’t bad to look at. Another member of the newly married crew, Tae is similar to Maddie in a lot of ways. Neither of them hide their husbands, in fact they often post about them, which a lot of women don’t do because it creates a situation where a part of their audience might be lost if they aren’t “available.” Public relationships create a lot of scrutiny, something that artists like Lauren Alaina and Carly Pearce discuss. (possible teaser?)   I think I will always have a small crush on Tae, but apparently the rest of my friends don’t share the same sentiment, so she gets number 6 on the list.

5. Lauren Alaina

            Lauren Alaina has had an interesting past with her looks. She said that she grew up having body image issues, and a few problems as a result. However after her days on American Idol, she seemed to have gotten the help she needed, and now has accepted and celebrated who she is. Alaina is a super funny, bubbly girl, which gets her points for a lot of us. She also might be the only girl on the list who doesn’t fit into a mold like the other girls on the list do.

Most of the people who voted don’t know Alaina’s story, and don’t give a shit about her past, they think she is attractive now, and I hope that says a lot about how being proud of who you are. Alaina is part of the not single club, as are most of the girls on this list, meaning there are a bunch of guys who won’t see this that should be proud of themselves.

4. Carrie Underwood

            Carrie Underwood might have been number one on the list before she fell down her stairs a few years ago. There were rumors that she didn’t actually fall, and she had bad plastic surgery, but either way the events dropped her a little. In a list full of girls in their twenties, Underwood is approaching forty and still looks good despite the incident. Carrie Underwood is the perfect storm; she came from some farm in bum fuck nowhere and won American Idol. Her voice is the best in the entire genre, and only Lauren Alaina is close to her in my opinion. She recently took a little hiatus to her country music career to make Christmas and gospel albums, but I have a feeling by summer she will have a new single out. She has her own clothing line too, and often models the clothes herself on her Instagram.

3. Gabby Barrett

            Gabby Barrett probably gets tired of hearing this, but she is Carrie Underwood Jr. She is a very attractive blonde, who can sing really well. When “I Hope” first hit radio, I thought it was Carrie Underwood for a few weeks, and I wasn’t alone. Barrett is only twenty-one years old and is already married with a kid. Its bold for a new artist to have a kid, because it takes a lot of attention to your career to grow it. Based on how “I Hope” did and her new single “The Good Ones” is going up the charts, Barrett is in good shape. Unless the magical world of radio fucks her over like the rest of the women in country, Barret is going to be leading the charge of young females very soon.

2. Carly Pearce

            It took until number two, but we finally have a confirmed bachelorette on the list! Nothing against Carly, I wouldn’t wish divorce on anyone, but something about her changed for the better after she became single. I think that it also has something to do with the fact that her career really started to take off the same time she became single. Her song “I Hope Your Happy Now” was easily the best song by a female last year, and yes it has Lee Brice on it, but when Charles Kelly sang the song live with her at the CMA awards, it became clear that Pearce was the essential part of the song.

Her newest song “Next Girl” a fuck you to Michael Ray (who has a next girl girl now) is an absolute jam. I really want to like female artists, but when the music is coming from Maren Morris or Gwen Stefani, its hard to like. Carly Pearce is different, she actually makes enjoyable music. I listened to “29” her newest album, and while I wouldn’t necessarily suggest it on this platform, I would suggest it to anyone who really like country. Its super personal, and it comes through as that, but it comes across well, not just a money grab based on her highly public divorce. Stock in Carly Pearce is on the way up, and I’m jumping on the bandwagon super early.

1. Kelsea Ballerini

            Finally, we arrive at number one. Kelsea Ballerini has worked her way up to the top spot, and the vote was nearly unanimous. Kelsea is the hot blonde in country music, she always looks good, and knows how to work the crowd. In the past year, she seems to have gotten more confident in her own skin and started to wear some good-looking outfits. The ironic part of the list, none of us really like her music. She’s super poppy, and in an interview said she released “Hole in a Bottle” because “if she’s a country singer she needs to have a drinking song.”

At the end of the day, she’s just a better-looking Taylor Swift, and to be honest I wouldn’t be surprised if she only stayed country for a few years and then took the pop route. None of us really hate Ballerini, there are artists that qualified for this list that a few of us agree are physically attractive, but annoying as fuck, so they didn’t get as many votes.  Its still early in the year, but “Hole in a Bottle” just hit number one recently, so I expect Ballerini to be right back in this position next year.

            That’s our list, what do you guys think? It’s hard to narrow down the artists that qualify for the list, so I found this to be the best. Other artists that might have cracked the top ten include Lindsey Ell, and Kacey Musgraves, but if we included them where do we stop? I think 2021 will be a year in which a lot more females have success, so I expect next year the pool to be much deeper of options. But for now, these are the top ten hottest women in country music.