Is there anything rockabilly girls aren’t good at? We’re looking at the top 4 females who hit it big in rockabilly music.
It may be the big names like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash who come to mind when you think of rockabilly music but have no doubt that rockabilly girls were also taking the stage with their musical talents.
From raspy rock and roll to country, blues, and rockabilly, these ladies were true talents. Without further ado, here are the top 4 females who hit it big in rockabilly music.
1. Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown was a true talent with an amazing voice that could be both raspy, smooth, squealing, and fantastic. Gorgeous Ruth Brown not only had an amazing, raspy voice that was perfect for her rock and roll/blues genre, she also had an amazing sense of fashion. Her rockabilly dresses were to die for. Talent and style? We call that a win/win.
2. Carlene Carter
It’s no wonder that Carlene Carter became a bonified rockabilly girl – it was in her blood! This country rockabilly girl is the daughter of June Carter, of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and her first husband Mr. Carl Smith. Miss Carter had catchy rhythms and brought sexy rockabilly clothing into her genre.
3. Wanda Jackson
Probably one of the biggest rockabilly girls in the industry, Wanda Jackson is a multi-talented rockabilly singer. She played the piano, guitar, and wrote her own song. Dubbed as “The Queen of Rockabilly”, Jackson hit the Top 40 charts and experienced amazing success with her music and raspy, rockabilly voice.
4. Janis Martin
Sometimes referred to as “The Female Elvis”, Janis Martin had a great sound in rockabilly music. She had fantastically catchy music that had sexy double entendres. This rockabilly girl was born in Virginia and was playing with music legends Hank Williams and Eddy Arnold at the age of 5 years old.
Never underestimate these talented pinup girls when it comes to boogying down to their own rockabilly music.