Female Country Singers

Throughout history, there have been many women country singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female country singers such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain.The women country singers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

American pop and country music singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift is a multiple Grammy award winning artist who has inspired a number of hopeful musicians. A talented artist since a young age, she achieved success with her first single and debut album in 2006. Since then, the Fearless star has not looked back and also made her acting debut in 2009.

 2 Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Locust Ridge, Tennessee, United States

Multifaceted personality, Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author and businesswoman and is known mainly for her work in country music. She has received various accolades and awards in her very successful singing career spanning several decades and has composed over 3,000 songs. She has also worked in several movies and is a prolific songwriter.

 3 Shania Twain

Shania Twain.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

Widely regarded as the Queen of Country Pop, Shania Twain is the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She is also one of the best-selling music artists ever. According to Billboard, Shania Twain is the 13th Greatest Music Video Female Solo Artist ever.

 4 Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
The Queen of Country Reba McEntire initially performed with the family band the Singing McEntires. She was discovered by Red Steagall and has since delivered 24 number one singles and 16 number one albums. She has won 12 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Female Artist, the highest to date.

 5 Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States

Two-time Grammy-winning country singer Miranda Lambert is known for her hit album Platinum and the track Automatic. She was placed third in the singing contest Nashville Star. She has won more Academy of Country Music Awards than any artist. Her organization MuttNation Foundation works for rehabilitation of rescue animals.

 6 Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, United States

Loretta Lynn is an American singer known for her groundbreaking contribution to country music. In a career spanning six decades, she has released multiple gold albums and has won Grammy Award thrice. Apart from being the most decorated female country singer, Loretta is also the only female Academy of Country Music (ACM) Artist of the Decade (the 1970s).

 7 Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline.
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Famous As: Country Singer
Birthdate: September 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 5, 1963

Patsy Cline was an American singer widely regarded as one of 20th century's most influential, celebrated, and respected vocalists. Her singing style helped influence several artists and musical genres. She also helped define the Nashville Sound style associated with country music. She has been a major influence on artists, such as Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Linda Ronstadt, and Dottie West.

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 8 Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

Mandy Moore is a popular singer, songwriter, and actress who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Apart from her entertainment career, Moore is a known philanthropist who endorses the philosophy of effective altruism. In 2017, she was an active participant at the Los Angeles Women's March.

 9 Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4, 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

 10 Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

Carrie Underwood is an American singer-songwriter and one of the best female country music singers of all time. Dubbed Country Music's reigning Queen, Underwood has influenced several other singers, such as Kelsea Ballerini, Lucy Hale, Lauren Alaina, Mollie King, and Danielle Bradbery. In 2014, she was named on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

 11 Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States

One of the world's best-selling music artists ever, Linda Ronstadt has sold over 100 million records worldwide. She performed in diverse genres, including Latin, light opera, rock, and country. She is also one of the most decorated female music artists of all time, having won prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

 12 Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Miley Cyrus, the American singer-songwriter and actress, is known for her wide range in music, spanning from pop and country pop to hip hop. The portrayal of the title character of television series, Hannah Montana, made her a teen idol. Her personal life has often sparked controversy, especially when she came out as pansexual and talked about use of cannabis.

 13 Cherilyn Sarkisian

Cherilyn Sarkisian.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Centro, California, United States
The “Goddess of Pop” Cher began her career with the folk-rock duo Sonny & Cher. She also appeared on Broadway and delivered an Oscar-winning performance in the film Moonstruck. Her track Believe was the biggest-selling single by a female artist in the U.K. and popularized the auto-tune, or "Cher effect.”

 14 Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bounds
Died: April 6, 1998
Country singer Tammy Wynette, named the First Lady of Country Music, is best remembered for the track Stand by Your Man. She remains one of the best-selling female country artists of all time. She was also married to country singer George Jones, which made them a musical power couple.

 15 Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John.
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England

A singer, actress, businesswoman and activist, Olivia Newton-John is an DBE honouree who has donned on many hats and shined in all of them. Her five Billboard No.1 singles and two Billboard No.1 albums made her a household name. Turning her personal pain into a global mission for cancer awareness, this four-time Grammy winner is truly a symbol of resilience.

 16 Jennette McCurdy

Jennette McCurdy.
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Famous As: Actress & Singer
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

An American actress, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, writer, and YouTuber, Jennette McCurdy is truly an inspiration to several young girls and women; despite suffering from conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, and bulimia, McCurdy has managed to establish herself as a successful entertainer. As a writer, she has contributed immensely to publications like The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Seventeen.

 17 LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes.
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Famous As: Country Singer
Birthdate: August 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi
Two-time Grammy-winning country singer LeAnn Rimes gained fame for her cover of the Bill Mack track Blue at 13. Apart from her multi-platinum debut album, Rimes is also known for the track How Do I Live, which was declared the most successful song of the 1990s by Billboard

 18 Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow.
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States

Sheryl Crow is an American musician, actress, and singer-songwriter. Over the years, Crow has contributed to several film soundtracks, including the iconic theme song for the popular James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. After being diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center by joining hands with her surgeon Kristi Funk.

 19 Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Golden, Texas, United States
Country singer Kacey Musgraves has won six Grammys, including one for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. She had started as part of the children’s country duo Texas Two Bits and explored a solo career later. She has also appeared on the singing reality show Nashville Star.

 20 Jewel

Jewel
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States

 21 Faith Hill

Faith Hill.
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Famous As: Country Singer
Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ridgeland, Mississippi
Country music legend Faith Hill is best known for her hits This Kiss and Breathe. Her track There You'll Be was part of the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. She has won five Grammys and 15 ACM Awards and has appeared in movies such as Dixieland and The Stepford Wives.

 22 Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mascot, Tennessee

Kelsea Ballerini is an American singer and songwriter. Ballerini became the first female artist since Carrie Underwood in 2006 to have her debut single top the Country Airplay chart. Kelsea Ballerini is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as CMT Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.

 23 Maren Morris

Maren Morris.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas

Maren Morris is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. Many of her songs and albums have performed well on Billboard charts; her album Hero peaked at the fifth position on Billboard 200. As a songwriter, Maren Morris has contributed to the success of several songs recorded by artists like Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, Jessie James Decker, and Aubrey Peeples.

 24 Mickie James

Mickie James.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Model
Birthdate: August 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond
Wrestler Mickie James, who is associated with WWE’s Raw brand, was initially known in the wrestling circuit as Alexis Laree. She has worked for NWA: TNA and was part of the stable The Gathering. The five-time WWE Women's Champion has also released several hit country tracks, such as Shooting Blanks.

 25 Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monticello, Georgia, United States

Trisha Yearwood is an American recording artist, television personality, actress, author, and celebrity chef. She is credited with releasing several chart-busting albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. Also known for her philanthropic activities Trisha Yearwood has been supporting Habitat for Humanity, a charity home building group, for many years now.

 26 Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Emmylou Harris is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Apart from being a bandleader, a solo artist, and an interpreter of other artists' works, Harris is also an activist; since 1999, she has been conducting Concerts for a Landmine Free World, an annual benefit tour. She is also an ardent supporter of animal rights organizations, such as PETA.

 27 Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paintsville
Country-pop crossover singer Crystal Gayle is best known for her Billboard-topping track Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue and her Hot 100-charting single Talking in Your Sleep. She also gained fame for her signature floor-length hair and was named to Country Music Television’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music.

 28 Sasha Pieterse

Sasha Pieterse.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: February 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Sasha Pieterse is an actress, songwriter, and singer. She is best known for playing Alison DiLaurentis in the popular mystery thriller TV series, Pretty Little Liars. Also known for her dancing skills, Pieterse took part in the season 25 of Dancing with the Stars where she finished tenth.  In 2019, Pieterse helped build houses by working with Habitat for Humanity.

 29 Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States

 30 Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seminole, Texas, United States

 31 Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Albemarle, North Carolina, United States

 32 Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton.
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Famous As: Former Girlfriend of Hugh Hefner
Birthdate: January 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Model Barbi Benton is best known for her stint with Playboy magazine. She also appeared in the series Playboy After Dark, Sugar Time!, and Hee Haw, and released several albums. She dated Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for a while and then married real-estate developer George Gradow.

 33 Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie Tyler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skewen, Neath, Wales

 34 Gabby Barrett

Gabby Barrett
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Munhall, Pennsylvania, United States

 35 Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pride, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 1, 2015
Donna Douglas is best known as Elly May Clampett from the sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. After retiring from acting, she juggled with a number of careers, becoming a real-estate agent, a motivational speaker, and a gospel singer. She has also written a Bible-themed children’s book and a cookbook.

 36 Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douglas, Georgia, United States

 37 K. D. Lang

K. D. Lang.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Grammy-winning Canadian pop and country singer Kathryn Dawn Lang, better known as K.D. Lang, has delivered hits such as Constant Craving. She is openly lesbian and a champion for LGBT rights and animal rights. She performed at the 1988 Winter Olympics closing ceremony and the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

 38 Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie Morgan.
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Famous As: Country Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loretta Morgan, daughter of country singer George Morgan, began her career as a singer at age 13. She is known for her best-selling platinum-certified album Reflections: Greatest Hits and her Billboard-charting songs such as Five Minutes and What Part of No. She was also inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

 39 Laura Benanti

Laura Benanti
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 40 Brenda Lee

Brenda Lee
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Brenda Lee is a singer best-known for performing country music and pop. One of the earliest pop singers to enjoy a contemporary international following, Lee was among the most-charted singers during the 1960s. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Lee is the only female performer to be inducted into both the Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.

 41 Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rossville, Georgia, U.S.

 42 Martina McBride

Martina McBride
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sharon, Kansas, United States

 43 Anne Murray

Anne Murray.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canadian singer Anne Murray became the first Canadian female solo artist with No. 1 tracks on the American charts and the first to get a “gold” certification. The four-time Grammy-winning artist is best known for hits such as Snowbird and is part of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

 44 Barbara Mandrell

Barbara Mandrell.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

 45 Georgia Holt

Georgia Holt.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensett, Arkansas

Georgia Holt is a retired American actress, singer-songwriter, and former model. After beginning her career as a child singer, Holt started appearing on popular TV shows which increased her popularity. In 2013, Georgia Holt became the subject of a documentary titled Dear Mom, Love Cher, which also featured her famous daughter Cher.

 46 Shawnee Smith

Shawnee Smith.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

Actress and singer, Shawnee Smith, is best known for her role of Amanda Young in the Saw horror franchise. She began acting as a child and joined the Screen Actors Guild when she was just nine. Making her feature film debut as a young teenager, she went on to establish herself as a popular character actress in the ensuing years. 

 47 Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chickasaw County, Mississippi, United States

 48 Natalie Maines

Natalie Maines
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States

 49 Kitty Wells

Kitty Wells
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 16, 2012

 50 Rainey Qualley

Rainey Qualley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina

Rainey Qualley is an American actress. The daughter of famous fashion model and actress Andie MacDowell, Qualley followed in the footsteps of her mother to establish herself in the entertainment industry. Also a singer, Rainey Qualley writes and releases music under the name Rainsford.