OFFSTAGE: Who’s Your Top Female Artist?

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

Whether or not you admit it, we know you play favorites. And now you can cast your vote to let the country music world know where you stand on 20 of country music’s top ladies from the last 20 years. You can vote for your favorite five females at , then the math wizards at CMT will tabulate and compile the results, helping them determine the ranking for a countdown show in May. My personal picks are a collection of the obvious and the not-so-obvious, and many of them are on this list. The ballot includes Trisha Yearwood, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Faith Hill and my beloved Dixie Chicks, to name just a few. You can vote today (March 21) through April 18.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.