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Thanks for stopping by my women of country music section of my website.

Here you'll see a list of all of the songs I have full tutorial lessons for as well as free demos you can watch and free pdf chord sheets you can download to help you learn 100's of songs.

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Women Of Country Music
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1. Aces

aces guitar lesson

Aces is a single from the 1991 album of the same name.

The song peaked at #9 in the US and #6 in Canada in 1992.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Gmaj7, A, Em, Gbm, G


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2. After Sweet Memories ...

after sweet memories guitar lesson

After Sweet Memories Play Born To Lose Again was released by Dottsy in 1977 and peaked at #10 in the US and #6 in Canada. 

The song can be found on her album "Tryin To Satisfy You".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, D7
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3. Ain't No Grave

aint no grave guitar lesson

Ain't No Grave was a track on here album "And We Should Know" from 2013.

I have no idea if this was released as a single but a music video was created for the song.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, G, A
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4. Blue

blue guitar lesson

Blue was the debut album by Rimes back in 1996 and was written by Bill Mack in about 15 minutes.

The song Blue was first released back in 1956 and has been covered by many artists. It won a CMA Award for song of the year thanks to Rimes version which she recorded at age 13 and scored a #10 in the US and a #1 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up and repeat with walking bass
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D7, G, B7, E, A7, D, C, Gb, Ab
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5. Blue Moon With Heartache

blue moon with heartache guitar lesson

Blue Moon With Heartache was a #1 hit for Rosanne Cash in both Canada and the US, topping the country charts in 1981.

The song is from her album Seven Year Ache.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs
  • Chords = G, Em, Am7, D
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6. Breakaway

breakaway guitar lesson


Breakaway was originally scheduled to be recorded by one of the co-writers, Avril Lavigne but instead was passed on to Clarkson for the movie "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement".

Clarkson's 2nd album was renamed after this single which was released by Walt Disney. The song reached #6 in the US and was a top 10 in several European countries.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Am, G, Fmaj7, D, C, F
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7. Crying In The Rain

crying in the rain guitar lesson

Crying In The Rain was a single for Tammy Wynette in 1981 from her album "You Brought Me Back".

The song peaked at #18 in the US and #11 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = 1-2 up down up where 1-2 is arpeggio notes of the chords
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, G, A, Gb, Bm, Bm/A, Em, A7, E7
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8. Do Ya

do ya guitar lesson

Do Ya was written by KT Oslin and was released as a single back in 1987. This song hails from the album "80s Ladies".

It reached #1 in the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down - down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G7, C, G, D, A7
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9. El Camino

el camino guitar lesson

El Camino was nominated for Song Of The Year at the 2011 Americana Awards in spite of the fact this song was never released as a single.

It hails from the 2010 album "Welder".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up with a riff
  • Picking = Yes 
  • Chords = A, C
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10. Every Little Thing

every little thing guitar lesson

Every Little Thing was a hit for Carlene Carter back in 1993 reaching #3 in both Canada and the US.

The song can be found on the album "Little Love Letters".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A, G, E, B
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11. Except For Monday

except for monday guitar lesson

Except For Monday is a 1991 single from Lorrie Morgan from her album "Something In Red".

The song reached #4 in the US and #7 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, A7, E, A
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12. Grandma's Song

grandmas song guitar lesson

Grandma's Song appeared on both Gail's 1978 debut album Gail Davies and again as a single from her 3rd album I'll Be There.

The song peaked at #9 in the US and #17 in Canada on the country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = down up down up up down up and repeat - then a root down up down up down up 
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, F, Em, Am, D
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13. Hands On You

hands on you guitar lesson

Hands On You was a single release back in 2018 from the album "Sparrow".

The song peaked at #47 on the US Country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = Am, F, E7, C
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14. Help Me Make It Through The Night

help me make it through the night guitar lesson

Help Me Make It Through The Night is an old country ballad from Kris Kristofferson. Mandy Barnett recorded ths song in 2019 for her album "A Nashville Songbook".

Her single release of the song failed to chart.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up or use some arpeggio notes
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = A, Asus, A7, D, Dsus, E, Esus, B7, D/A
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15. Hush Hush

hush hush guitar lesson

Hush Hush is a single from 2014 from their Annie Up album.

The song reached #41 on the US country charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 4th fret
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, C 
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16. I Hope You Dance

i hope you dance guitar lesson

I Hope You Dance is a single from the album of the same name and was a #1 hit for Womack back in 2000.

The song won several awards from the CMA, ACMA and Grammy's for best song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down - down up down up down up  and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs in the rhythm
  • Chords = Em, C, G, D, Am, Dsus, G6, D7
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17. I'll Get Over You

ill get over you guitar lesson

I'll Get Over You was a #1 hit for Crystal Gale back in 1976 and her first #1 song. A tough act to follow as her country sister, Loretta Lynn, was already very well established in country music.

This song can be found on the album "Somebody Loves You".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, D7, G, Am, Dm
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18. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie

its a sin to tell a lie guitar lesson

It's A Sin To Tell A Lie is a song from 1936 and was made popular by Fats Waller.

Over the years the song has been recorded by Bobby Vinton, Vera Lynn, Steve Goodman and many others.

This song is from the album "Page Three - Sings A Collection Of Her Most Famous Songs 1957".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, Faug, Em, Dm7(9), A7, Gb7, G, E7, Dm(add9), Gm, B7
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19. Jambalaya

jambalaya guitar lesson

Jambalaya of course is an old Hank Williams song. Renia Del Cid hosted a program on youtube called Sunday Mornings with Reina Del Cid where her and bandmate Toni Lindgren

performed this song. I don't believe they ever recorded a studio version for an album.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up with some walking bass
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, A
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20. Let Me Let Go

let me let go guitar lesson

Let Me Let Go was the 3rd single from her 3rd album entitled "Faith".

Vice Gill sang background vocals on the track and a pop version also appeared in the film Message In A Bottle.

The song topped the country charts in both Canada and the US.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = a few riffs
  • Chords = Esus, E, Ab, Dbm, B, Asus2, Am, A, Abm, Gbm, Adim, Am/C
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21. More Hearts Than Mine

more hearts than mine guitar lesson

More Hearts Than Mine hails from Ingrid's debut album "Lady Like" which was released in 2020.

The song reached #5 on Billboard Hot Country which is awesome for a new artist and her first single.

It received four nominations at the CMA, ACMA and Grammys but did pick up a win for Song Of The Year from the Nashville Songwriters Awards in 2020.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = mainly downstrokes
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = A, Gbm, D, Esus, E
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22. My Name Is Money

my name is money guitar lesson

My Name Is Money was a single release in 2011 by Sonia Leigh from her album "1978 December".

The song peaked at #45 on the US Country Charts.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes within the rhythm
  • Chords = C, E7, F, G, Am
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23. Nullarbor Song

nullabor song guitar lesson

Nullarbor Song comes from Chamber's 2nd album released back in 2001 called "Barricades & Brickwalls".

She had a few singles from the album but this song was not one of those released.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, D, Em, C
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24. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down

pick me up on your way down guitar lesson

Pick Me Up On Your Way Down was a track from the 2005 album Timeless.

This number was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up down up and repeat with walking bass
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, C7, F, G 
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25. Pushin Time

pushin time guitar lesson

Pushin' Time is a track from Miranda Lambert's 2016 "The Weight Of These Wings". There were 3 singles from that album.

This song was not released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 3rd fret
  • Rhythm = root up root up down up - you'll have to time this one because of the timing
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C/G, Em, C, D/Gb
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26. Rose Garden

rose garden guitar lesson

Rose Garden is usually associated with Lynn Anderson, but the song was written by Joe South and recorded by Billy Joe Royal and Dobie Gray in 1967 and 1969 before Anderson recorded the song.

Her producer didn't think the song was fitting for a female to sing, but eventually was convinced. Good choice as the song was a #1 hit in several countries worldwide and a top 10 in many others.

It can be found on the 1970's album "Rose Garden".

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = just a few riffs
  • Chords = C, D#, F, G, Dm, A#, A7, Fm, F, F/Gb
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27. Save Me

save me guitar lesson

Save Me was not released as a single from KD Lang's 1992 album "Ingenue", but it did appear in the 2003 Showtime film "Soldier's Girl". 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down up down up up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, Fmaj7, Am, Cmaj7
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28. Tell Me Why

tell me why guitar lesson

Tell Me Why was performed on The Voice Season 12 by Lauren Duski. 

You can find the track on the Season 12 album. The isn't much info on this song.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, D, Am, Gmaj7, Em, Bm
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29. The Night That The Lights Went Out In Georgia

the night that the lights went out in georgia guitar lesson

The Night That The Lights Went Out In Georgia was a one hit wonder for Vicki Lawrence back in 1973 when the song went to #1 in both the US and Canada.

The track is from the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = Am, G, D, E7, Gbm, B7, E, Dbm
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30. Wall In Your Heart

wall in your heart guitar lesson

Wall In Your Heart is from the 2001 album "Love Shelby".

The single went to #22 on the country charts in the US in 2002.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = down down up down up down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = C, A#, F, Dm, G, Fmaj7, Am, Dm7, A/D
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