One of the most popular female country artists from the 2010s is Taylor Swift, who has also achieved crossover success as a pop artist. Other popular female country stars from this decade include Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride.
Taylor Swift first achieved fame in 2006 with "Tim McGraw," her first single, as well as her self-titled debut album. Her 2008 album, "Fearless," broke country sales records, and achieved moderate success among pop fans as well. Swift's future albums, including "Speak Now" and "1989," have primarily consisted of pop music, but also retain elements of the county music that brought her fame. She has received numerous awards, including an MTV Video Music Award, which spurred a famous incident with Kanye West.
Other popular female country stars of the 2010s include Carrie Underwood, who rose to fame after winning "American Idol," with songs such as "Jesus Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats," in addition to albums such as "Carnival Ride" and "Play On." Miranda Lambert, known for duets with her then-husband Blake Shelton, has also scored hits with songs such as "The House That Built Me" and "Heart Like Mine." Martina McBride and Kelly Clarkson, known for songs such as "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" and "Stronger," respectively, have also achieved success as country artists.