I've been a big fan of American Idol since it began, I started watching it during the 2nd season unfortunately I missed the 1st season when Kelly Clarkson won. Season 4 one of my favorite female country artists Carrie Underwood won!  And I have to go with Gretchen Wilson as another one of my favorites, I've been a fan of hers when she also began her career with "Redneck Woman".  So who are your favorite female country artists?