Kick up a little dust with Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, and more talented female country artists breaking away from traditional beats

By Chris Lawhorn
June 17, 2015
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With the crossover success of singers like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, there's been increasing amount of overlap between pop and country on the radio. One benefit of this trend? It's easier than ever to find country music for working out, as there are more and more tracks blending heartland themes with big beats.

In the playlist below, you'll find both of the superstars above alongside modern traditionalists like Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert. Elsewhere in the mix, you'll find groups with a songbird or two out front (like Little Big Town or Thompson Square) and solo acts who found fame on TV (like Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale and Dancing with the Stars winner Kellie Pickler).

However you like your country-tried and true or bold and new-the list below highlights a few of the genre's leading ladies at their liveliest. When you're ready to get active, they'll make for excellent company.

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.